Jon Turtletaub Says National Treasures 3 is 3 Years Away

National Treasure Book of Secrets (2007) Movie PosterI guess I was being a bit optimistic when I classified “National Treasures 3″ as being a potential 2009 release. According to Jon Turtletaub, who directed the previous two entries in the franchise, and is expected to direct the third one as well, the film won’t be ready for at least another three years, which would mean “National Treasures 3″ landing in a theater near you sometime 2011. Or maybe sooner, if everyone involved really needs the money.

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“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.”

And where might a third film be set?

“There are still plenty of landmarks left…. both in the US and around the world. The fun of National Treasure is in building on what’s real… bringing out the story in the places and things you see every day. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Great Wall of China, from the Sphinx to the Taj Mahal… there’s a lot left.”

Translation: Keep an eye on Nicolas Cage’s box office receipts. If he continues to make hit movies not named “National Treasures”, the sequel will probably wait; if he needs a hit badly, you might see “National Treasures 3″ sooner than 2011…

Nicolas Cage in National Treasure Book of Secrets (2007) Movie Image



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  • Dustin

    He left out the part where engineers are building Cage a new hair piece around the clock. I mean I love the guy but what the hell happened to his wig between the first and second one. I guess when you loose wieght it’s not just your pants that don’t fit anymore.

    • Wednesday

      What the hell are you talking about? His hair is fine. His sideburns just have been shaved off. Other than that there is no difference.

  • Dustin

    He left out the part where engineers are building Cage a new hair piece around the clock. I mean I love the guy but what the hell happened to his wig between the first and second one. I guess when you loose wieght it’s not just your pants that don’t fit anymore.

    • Wednesday

      What the hell are you talking about? His hair is fine. His sideburns just have been shaved off. Other than that there is no difference.

  • sra

    Well now that his ancestor’s name has been cleared, what’s left for Gates to discover?! Although I must admit that the Atlantis theme sounds pretty good!

  • sra

    Well now that his ancestor’s name has been cleared, what’s left for Gates to discover?! Although I must admit that the Atlantis theme sounds pretty good!

  • Juliemarie_s

    i would love to see what is on page 47 though!! wouldn't you?? i mean come on! if you pause the movie and zoom in real close, you can see what it is.. and the second movie totally left it WIDE open for a 3rd one. i hope that in this one, dr. chase and ben get hitched. that would be totally cool!!

  • Akjkmorgan

    Okay, it’s now 2013; where is it? We have watched the other two over and over and can’t wait much longer to find out where all of the lead-ins lead!!!