'The Legend of the Lost Treasure 3' must leave the paper after Nicolas Cage's approval

A few months ago, Jerry Bruckheimerproducer of the franchise ‘The legend of the lost treasure‘ confirmed that the long-awaited 3rd film is already in development.

And, during an interview with Comic Book, the filmmaker revealed that the only thing missing is the protagonist’s approval. Nicolas Cagewhich should receive the script soon.

Asked if the script has already been written, Bruckheimer said that:

“Yes, and we are hopeful. Work on the script continues. Let’s hope Nic Cage likes it. It’s very good. He will receive it soon, I believe.”

Remembering that the franchise will be back in the spotlight soon, when the TV series of Disney+starring Lisette Alexis and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Although the plot does not have the presence of Benjamin Gates (cage), is set in the same universe and timeline as the films, as characters like Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) and Sadusky (Harvey Keitel) will return.

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Anyway, the writers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley told Deadline that the doors are open for a possible return of cage to paper.

“We’ll beg and beg and all,” he said. Marianne during the duo’s stint at San Diego Comic-Con. “We’ll have him in two seconds. He’s our favorite actor of all. We cast him as Ben Gates before he was Ben Gates. He was our first choice.”

Cormac added:

“In this crazy story, he [o personagem] could be out there on his honeymoon, until he decides to get back into the game. He has the ability to do that.”

Check it out, along with the series teaser:

“Listing Nic Cage: Your presence was requested in the series ‘National Treasure: Edge of History’.”

Jones will play antagonist Billie, described as “a ruthless billionaire specializing in black market antiquities, as well as a bounty hunter who lives by her own rules. She has transformed herself from a miserable orphan to a stylish and adventurous businesswoman. Billie is used to getting what she wants – and she wants the Pan American treasure. But not just for the money, but for something much bigger.”

The rest of the team has Lyndon Smith (‘Parenthood’), Zuri Reed (‘Flatbush Misdemeanors’), Jake Austin Walker (’12 Mighty Orphans’), Antonio Cipriano (‘Jagged Little Pill’) and Jordan Rodrigues (‘Light as a Feather’).

Smith will play FBI agent Ross, an operative looking for redemption after a serious mistake nearly ended her career. Reed will play Tasha, a social media celebrity and tech genius, who is also very close to her friend Jess. Rodrigues will play Ethan, Jess’s best friend. Cyprian will play Oren, a classroom clown who knows a thing or two about conspiracy theories. And finally, Walker will play Liam, a musician who comes from a long line of treasure hunters.

The pilot episode will be directed by Mira Nair (‘Queen of Katwe’), from the screenplay by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley.

Originally released in 2004, ‘The legend of the lost treasure‘ (‘National Treasure’) tells the story of a hunter of lost riches (Nicolas Cage) searches for a treasure that no one believes exists, having been accumulated over centuries and transported across continents to prevent it from being stolen. His investigations lead him to discover the existence of a coded map hidden in the US Declaration of Independence.

The second film, ‘The Legend of the Lost Treasure: Book of Secrets‘ (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), was released three years later and grossed over $457 million of box office.

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