Writers hired for NATIONAL TREASURE 3

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 22nd, 2011

Apparently somewhere on this planet, this sounds like an intriguing idea.

Recently speaking with Done Deal Pro (hat tip to Bleeding Cool), writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, best known for penning films like ROUNDERS and OCEAN’S THIRTEEN, revealed that they are set to pen the latest draft of the upcoming third film in the NATIONAL TREASURE franchise.

This comes only a day or so after the announcement that TREASURE 1 and 2 director Jon Turteltaub found a new project in the romantic comedy UNREASONABLE DOUBT, so it remains to be seen as to just who will be behind the film.

The series as a whole is massively beloved, at least via the box office receipts for the films, so it should be no shock as to the reason why the franchise will be continuing. Personally, I find very little redeeming in the franchise, outside of mindless INDIANA JONES style treasure hunting, just sans any of the interesting action aspects, or charming performances. That all said, the cast would likely return, so Nic Cage is always going to get my ass into a seat. These two scribes are also quite talented, so who knows. Third time might in fact be a charm.

What do you think?

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  • http://twitter.com/emdub52 Marc Walker

    I love this franchise and hope that the 3rd will encorperate the story line that we saw at the end of 2. Don’t get me wrong, there are only so many lost tresures that Nic Cage can find. But this story needs closure and I’m very happy to hear that talented writers such as these will be working on it.

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