Disney is in development on “National Treasure 3,” with “Bad Boys for Life” scribe Chris Bremner attached to write the screenplay, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The first “National Treasure” was released in 2004 and starred Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger and Sean Bean. Cage played a historian and cryptologist who seeks to find the location of “the national treasure” found on a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. The film was a box office success, grossing over $347 million worldwide. It did receive mixed reviews from critics, scoring 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Its sequel, titled “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” was released in 2007. It grossed $457 million worldwide. It also received mixed reviews from critics, receiving a Rotten Tomatoes score of 36 percent.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two as well as “Bad Boys for Life,” will return to produce the third film in the franchise.
Bremner most recently penned “Bad Boys for Life,” which is hitting theaters this weekend. On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that “Bad Boys 4” was in the works, with Bremner returning for a fourth one.
Bremner is represented by UTA and Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.