Nicolas Cage up for a second round of treasure hunting?
When I first saw National Treasure, I
could not believe the bashing the Nicolas Cage film was taking from a good
majority of film critics. I greatly enjoyed the film and figured that it
would be a hit with audiences. Well, National Treasure turned out
being a massive hit worldwide with revenues somewhere over $300 million
[the film cost $100 million to make]. With this type of success there is
only one word that crosses the film execs [Touchstone] minds-- 'Sequel!'
National Treasure Sequel
Obviously, the number one reason for considering
a sequel is the fact that the Bruckheimer/Turteltaub film was able to perform
so well in the box office. So, while doing the premiere of National
Treasure over in China, Turteltaub was pleased to announce that a script
to a sequel could be in the works, and that he wanted the Treasure
sequel filmed “in a romantic and mystical country”, with China
at the top of his list.
Now, the largest speculation to this is that he mentions China while the
original film is premiering in China. So, it is unknown if that was just
a shout-out for that nation. Maybe he will say Vietnam when National
Treasure decides to premiere there... who knows.
But at least we do know that a National Treasure
sequel is on the table with the thought of having the adventure be international.
Stay tuned for updates. For further info, go to CHUD.