The National Treasure franchise is a big hit for Disney; the first film grossed over $173 million at the domestic box office while its sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, went on to take $220 million. The movies were directed by Jon Turtteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Book of Secrets was released in 2007 and, following on from the success of the franchise, talk of a third National Treasure movie quickly surfaced. However, nothing of any note seems to have happened with it – the most recent talk about it last came in April 2014, when Bruckheimer said that the first act for the movie’s script had been completed, and he was hoping things would move forward from there.
ComicBook is reporting that Disney chairman Bob Iger offered an update on the potential third National Treasure movie during the latest Disney shareholders meeting, saying that while National Treasure 3 is still in some kind of development, nothing has been green-lit yet. Here is the direct quote from Iger:
“We have done two, and yes they were really fine movies. I know Jerry Bruckheimer who produced them has had conversations with our studio a number of times about it, and there have been some developments along the way, but as of right now we have not green-lit as we say, a National Treasure 3. But I do know there is time and some resources spent on development. That’s all I can tell ya.”