Another National Treasure may be hitting theaters in a few years, or at least that’s what director Jon Turtletaub mentioned this week to a few online interviewers. The good people over at moviehole.net gave us the scoop on Turtletaub’s time line musings for the next National Treasure flick
“I’m guessing that we’re a few years away”, the filmmaker said of a third film. “By the time we come up with a decent idea and develop it into a complicated and intelligent puzzle it’s going to be at least 2009. Then to prep it and cast it… it should be three years away.”
He went on to give many examples of where the film could take place, mentioning everything from The Golden Gate bridge to the Taj Mahal.
As much as I am not personally interested in seeing a National Treasure 3 now or in the next few years there is no denying the box office numbers for the US alone ($217,216,391 according to imdb.com).
It makes sense for the powers that be to continue making these harmless popcorn flick adventure films until people stop going out to see them. My guess of when that will be? Right around the time that Nicolas Cage’s next facelift.