One last piece of information to spread out of Walt Disney's exhibitor convention from the Kodak theater yesterday. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Nicolas Cage officially confirmed that they're developing the third installment of their National Treasure franchise. Again, we've known from previous reports that a third film is pretty much a "go" from all parties involved but it was one of the announcements at the conference so I'm passing it along here.
No story details were revealed but Nic Cage has hinted in previous interviews that he would like to see the players involved leading a more "Global" adventure in the third installment. If you have seen the sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets, you know that the screenwriters Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio left a hint as to which direction they could go for a new storyline. The president asked Ben Gates to check out a certain page in the book, a possible set up for the next installment.
The first installment grossed $347.5 million worldwide in 2004 and the second grabbed another $457.3 million worldwide from a December 2007 launch. Combined, Disney has accumulated $804.8 million from their first two films.
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