With all this talk around the Internet of National Treasure 3 being filmed right now as we speak it’s easy to get excited and believe the rumors. With the popularity of the first two films one would only assume that the next film is not too far off especially with all the interview chatter over the last couple of years from both Nicolas Cage & Jerry Bruckheimer.
Yesterday in an exclusive interview however Nicolas Cage revealed he had not heard any news about National Treasure 3. This shocking revelation was delivered during a talk with Empire Online. Nicolas is also quoted saying: ” it would be interesting to take National Treasure into South America”. This indicates that he has not even read the script and or that the writers have not finished yet.
This opens up questions about who are the actors going to be and when the movie will be made? Strangely enough this could be a diversion tactic to through us off the scent, but only time will tell. One thing is certain a National Treasure 3 is going to be made, whether it is being written now as first thought, or if it is even being filmed yet is unknown. Who will play Ben Gates if not Nicolas Cage? I can’t imagine anyone being able to fill that role like Cage.
See the full transcript here
In National Treasure 2 “Book of Secrets” Ben Gates goes in search for the President of the United States’ book… the book of secrets. A non-official book which is supposed to hold coverups by the American government throughout history. In the movie Ben Gates is advised by the President to read Page 47. Ironically the information which is contained on Page 47 is never revealed during the movie which leads many to suspect that there might be an answer in the up coming National Treasure 3 movie. There is differing opinions about whether or not the third installment will even mention the book of secrets as some assume the third movie of the franchise will be something completely different.
So is Page 47 going to be a part of National Treasure 3? Is it going to be the starting point of the next movie?
Screenwriters Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro have been quoted as saying the following about Page 47:
“We were asked to start there, so that is where we’ll start. The plan is to start from what’s on Page 47. The idea of the Book of Secrets is spectacular. It’s a great idea. The second movie sort of introduced it and used it as the center of the movie, so it is smart to make the third movie ‘okay, what treasure hunt will come out of the book of secrets’, which is kind of what the end of the movie started.”
From what the screenwriters have said it certainly seems like page 47 is where National Treasure 3 will start from. No one can be sure however and i guess we will just need to wait and see what happens in the coming months.
There is a real buzz in the air of anticipation surrounding the release date of National Treasure 3. There has been much speculation as to the exact date that the movie will be screening, with the official release date set at 2014. Some recent chatter around the Internet has placed the National Treasure 3 release date as soon as late 2011. Although very unlikely that these rumors hold any truth, we can hope that production is going well and ahead of schedule. We could be watching the new installment of Nation Treasure in 2013 if all goes to plan and production is not delayed. Not being able to confirm or deny a specific realease date for National Treasure 3 (yet), we are able to touch base on what we do know about the new up coming movie.
Back in mid 2010 screenwriters Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard were very busy trying to work out the twists and turns in the National Treasure 3 plot. When interviewed Miro was tight lipped and gave nothing away other than stating: “there’s definitely a treasure in it”.
National Treasure 3 cast and production crew are as follows:
Jon Turteltaub (only rumored at this stage)
Carlo Bernard Written by
Brian Koppelman Screenplay
David Levien Screenplay
Doug Miro Written by
Nicolas Cage AS Ben Gates
Jon Voight AS Patrick Gates
National Treasure fans are bursting at the seems to get a first look at the up coming National Treasure 3 trailer. Various spoofs and knock-offs of the trailer showing up on youtube.com are confirming the excitement and interested in this third installment of the National Treasure franchise.
It is really hard to digest how long the film makers are delaying the third installment the National Treasure 3. The Franchise though commercially successful is still finding it hard to convince the production houses to press the throttle for this movie while being occupied in other movies. It makes us wonder how would people be able to relate to a sequel which is released after 7 years from the release date of the original movie.
Will the third movie of the trilogy show us what is in the page no 47? Or will they still extend it to another sequel and another after that? We have to see it us for ourselves. Some people around the world may not be a big fan of National treasure 3 but there are fans who would love to see the sequel as soon as possible. They are the ones who go to cinemas not to think and exhaust their brain but to watch a thrilling treasure hunt movie. Anyone who liked Indiana Jones would definitely can’t deny that they like National Treasure as well. As long as there are fans for such a movie, film makers should not give a second thought about the critics but go ahead and make the movie.
It could be that they didn’t find the perfect script, or maybe the date is just an approximation and the movie national treasure 3 could be released sooner if the filming commences soon and if it completes as planned.
On a funnier side, is the lead actor Nicolas Cage or Benjamin Gates being kidnapped by a tribal group and National Treasure 3 film makers are deciphering it to bring him back to the studio?
After a long delay the works for National Treasure 3 finally appear to have been kick started. We heard a word from the producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two National Treasure movies, that work has been started indeed. But this was more than a year back. And we haven’t heard anything noteworthy since then. Recent happenings gives some hope that the works for the movie has indeed started.
The screenwriter Brian Koppelman has revealed last month in an interview that they are now done with the works for City of the sun and are now working on the script for National Treasure 3.
Apparently Nicolas cage has completed the other movies like Ghost Rider 2 : The Spirit of Vengeance that were on his plate and is now all set to don the role of Ben Gates once again. Watch this space for more updates about Ben Gates and his yet another adventure.