Why National Treasure 3 is taking so long to release? This has been the most basic question arising for all the viewers. We have talked to Nicolas Cage, the lead actor of this iconic series. Below article contains that information. The first two installments garnered over $815 million. So, it makes obvious for the sequel. It has been over nine years since the last release in the franchise.
What is National Treasure?
It is an iconic treasure-adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with the lead role played by Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates who is a treasure hunter. The story revolves around the secrets of America’s hidden treasure. Benjamin along with his group, that is Patrick Henry Gates (father of Benjamin), Diane Kruger as Abigail Chase his girlfriend, and his loyal friend Riley Poole try to uncover the hidden treasure. The film series is based on the novels written by Catherine Hapka.
Why is National Treasure 3 taking so long to release?
The director Jon Turteltaub said that Walt Disney is busy making other movies which they think would make them a lot of money. Jon agreed that they are doing a good job with their films, but they are neglecting the third installment as they probably don’t know how much the internet is begging them for the same. Disney doesn’t seem enthusiastic about it.
He also added that there are currently no plans for it. But if and when it ever got made, it would probably be one of the releases on upcoming Disney streaming service and not a theatrical release. Turteltaub referred to it as one of his biggest fears.
The first two films have been a box office hit earning a whopping $815 million, which gives us a pretty clear view that there is a 3rd installment under process, which is true. However, it’s been too long, almost 9 years since the National Treasure: Book of Secret Treasure was released.
Nicolas Cage admitted that it’s been too late and the main reason for this delay is the strong research work which is going on for it so that the script is 100 percent on point. What seems more interesting is the statement given by Walt Disney Pictures which said that they are unhappy with the story when the writer Jerry Bruckheimer presented it. It seems quite shocking, isn’t it?
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Nicolas Cage said:
I do know that those scripts are very difficult to write because there has to be some credibility in terms of the facts and fact-checking because it was relying on historical events. And then you have to make it entertaining. I know that it’s been a challenge to get the script where it needs to be. That’s as much as I’ve heard. But they’re still working on it.
Even though both the National Treasure films earned mixed reviews worldwide, the first one scoring 44% on rotten tomatoes and the Book of secrets scoring 35%, both the films were appreciated worldwide due to its strong scripts.
However, the problem that the franchise will be facing is the change that the cinematic slate has gone through. Now, since it has been too long that the Book of secrets has been released, it will be very interesting to see whether the audience still have the same interest to watch the movie after such a long gap.
The Book of secrets had performed impressively at the box office, leaving an impact on the big screens. Jon Turteltaub, the director of the film saw the impressive response of the audience and said that they would follow up with another film coming ahead. This statement proved to be a bit uncomfortable as the whole team is facing hard times writing the script even though the entire team is co-operating at their best.
National Treasure 3 Release Date
Well, the great ones always said that “Hard work always leads to success”, keeping this in mind and looking at the great efforts the team is putting up to bring up the 3rd film, we wish the entire team of National Treasure 3 the very best. It is being expected to be released by 2020 and be the best part out of the 3 films. We all know that “Slow and steady wins the race”.
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