National Treasure 3 to Search for Atlantis?

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Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger in National Treasure Book of Secrets (2007) Movie ImageWith the oodles of money that “National Treasures 2: Book of Secrets” made at the box office, it’s a fair bet that the studio is already eyeballing a third installment in the franchise. And even if they weren’t, Nicolas Cage must be nagging them about doing another one, the “Treasures” film being his biggest cash cow to date and all. It’s not easy for Cage to find a hit film — it seems that for every “Ghost Rider” he stumbles across, he has to put out 20 flops. So when they do decide to make a third one, where will Nic Cage go, and what will he be looking for? One rumor has Atlantis.

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That’s already been hinted at by Nic Cage, who several months ago said he wanted the next movie to be more international. Now the guys over at Jim Hill claim to have the scoop on what exactly Gates will be hunting next. Their guess? Atlantis.

They claim there’s already a brief plot synopsis for the sequel floating around at Disney. In it the Gates family goes to Easter Island to hunt for Atlantis and the perfect, clean, power source which was supposed to have powered the legendary sunken city. Their goal is to use it to end global warming, which would mean Disney could preach to us about reducing our carbon emissions while at the same time throwing Nic Cage off a cliff.

I can see the title now: “National Treasure: In Search of Atlantis”. Or if they really want to get creative: “National Treasure: Nic Cage is from Atlantis.” I got 50-50 on the latter title.

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

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  • daamn

    I think that anything like Atlantis or Fountain of Youth would be a really _bad_ idea for the next movies. I mean, for most of the people, the excitement and the tension of the movies has been that these treasures and clues are almost something, that you could believe. But if they find Atlantis… Hey c’mon, that’s so a myth because the story of Atlantis is not even possible, or that’s what all the latest theories and proof say! A much more better idea would be some Chinese or African treasure or some sunken ship, but I really hope that these writers come up with something really interesting, exciting and suprising :)

    • Brett

      not to start a web fight or anything of that sort but the most resent data actually has two locations of which atlantis may be located under water however they most likely look more like coral reefs now. theory one is that the small cape seperating europe and africa used to be connected lowering sea levels in the mediteranean substantially and that when the cape opened water rushed in throughout the mediteranean and covered it and that Atlantis was the most advanced society of the time( also explains all flood stories from the ancient mediteranean), the second is that it was built in an air pocket in a mountain that has since been covered in water leaving the air pocket untouched.

  • daamn

    I think that anything like Atlantis or Fountain of Youth would be a really _bad_ idea for the next movies. I mean, for most of the people, the excitement and the tension of the movies has been that these treasures and clues are almost something, that you could believe. But if they find Atlantis… Hey c’mon, that’s so a myth because the story of Atlantis is not even possible, or that’s what all the latest theories and proof say! A much more better idea would be some Chinese or African treasure or some sunken ship, but I really hope that these writers come up with something really interesting, exciting and suprising :)

    • Brett

      not to start a web fight or anything of that sort but the most resent data actually has two locations of which atlantis may be located under water however they most likely look more like coral reefs now. theory one is that the small cape seperating europe and africa used to be connected lowering sea levels in the mediteranean substantially and that when the cape opened water rushed in throughout the mediteranean and covered it and that Atlantis was the most advanced society of the time( also explains all flood stories from the ancient mediteranean), the second is that it was built in an air pocket in a mountain that has since been covered in water leaving the air pocket untouched.

  • Jeremy

    I am curious if anyone noticed that John Wilkes Booth and Mirren’s character both had tattoos on their left hand between the thumb and pointer finger. Very similar looking to the “Fathers” tattoo in ‘Wild Palms’. Am I the only one who noticed this? I can not find anyone else talking about it on the web yet.

  • Jeremy

    I am curious if anyone noticed that John Wilkes Booth and Mirren’s character both had tattoos on their left hand between the thumb and pointer finger. Very similar looking to the “Fathers” tattoo in ‘Wild Palms’. Am I the only one who noticed this? I can not find anyone else talking about it on the web yet.

  • Bob

    Imagine having a Pirates 4 where old Jack and the crew search for the fountain of youth. The only way Will and Elizabeth can be together. You are left wondering if they did. Later in the year, Nick Cage and company are searching around and stumble on the Fountain of Youth and guess who they find there?

  • Bob

    Imagine having a Pirates 4 where old Jack and the crew search for the fountain of youth. The only way Will and Elizabeth can be together. You are left wondering if they did. Later in the year, Nick Cage and company are searching around and stumble on the Fountain of Youth and guess who they find there?

  • Bob

    Its a Military tatoo or prison tatoo i think someone noticed it befor.

  • Bob

    Its a Military tatoo or prison tatoo i think someone noticed it befor.

  • RACHEAL D

    I LOVE THE IDEA OF THEM LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS ALL THOW I DO WANT TO NO WHAT WAS ON PG 47 IN THE 2ED MOVIE SO VERY MUCH HOPE TO FIND OUT SOON…

    • Tina J

      I agree. What was on that page? Cannot wait to find out. We LOVE National Treasure so much, we named our son Reily after Mr. Reily Poole!!

  • RACHEAL D

    I LOVE THE IDEA OF THEM LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS ALL THOW I DO WANT TO NO WHAT WAS ON PG 47 IN THE 2ED MOVIE SO VERY MUCH HOPE TO FIND OUT SOON…

    • Tina J

      I agree. What was on that page? Cannot wait to find out. We LOVE National Treasure so much, we named our son Reily after Mr. Reily Poole!!