Jerry Bruckheimer Gives Update on ‘Pirates 5,’ ‘National Treasure 3′ & ‘Bad Boys 3′

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Since the early 1980s, Jerry Bruckheimer has been responsible for producing some of the most recognizable action films Hollywood has had to offer. Top Gun, The Rock and Armageddon are just a few of the smash hits he’s had his name on.

However, a large chunk of Bruckheimer’s filmography consists of crowd-pleasing franchises, the kind of blockbuster entertainment that audiences will come back for again and again. His latest film – director Gore Verbinski’s take on The Lone Ranger (check out the new trailer) – aims to attract the same audience and potentially launch a franchise of its own.

Bruckheimer showed up at CinemaCon recently to promote The Lone Ranger and gave Collider a bit of an update on the latest batch of action-heavy sequels he has in development.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – the fourth entry in the Johnny Depp-fronted Disney franchise – may have received the weakest critical reception of the series, but a worldwide box office gross over $1 billion means that the (currently) untitled Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is still moving along.

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Last we heard, Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour, Catch Me If You Can) was revising the script by longtime Pirates scribes Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and according to Bruckheimer, that work continues on. Disney has already staked out a summer 2015 release for the film. So it’s quite likely that we’ll be hearing further details sooner rather than later. At the very least, expect a big announcement at the studio’s D23 Expo in August.

The same goes for National Treasure 3, another project that Bruckheimer has in the pipeline. That film – which will follow the 2007 adventure National Treasure: Book of Secrets – was to be written by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro (the writing team behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). Bruckheimer simply said that “a team of writers” are currently working on that script, which makes it sound likely that another writer (or writers) is revising Bernard and Miro’s draft, though it remains unclear at this point.

Still, National Treasure 3 is far closer to a sure thing than another threequel, namely the long-discussed Bad Boys 3. Here’s Bruckheimer’s advice to fans who want to make that film happen:

“You got to talk to Sony Pictures. We’d love to have you talk to them and tell them it’s a good thing to do. Please write them letters.”

The most recent update on the project mentioned that star Martin Lawrence and director Michael Bay had continued to discuss the project, but their busy schedules made it a tricky proposition. Likely, the bigger problem lies with securing star Will Smith (who still isn’t attached to the planned Independence Day sequels). It’s doubtful that Sony would sign off on the project without one-half of the franchise’s leading men, and besides, Bay is keeping busy with Pain & Gain and the upcoming Transformers 4.

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Bruckheimer went on to say that Pirates 5 is not only a “priority” for the studio, but also for him personally. With the above projects, it’s easy to see why. The previous Bad Boys film came out a full decade ago, and Smith is an even hotter commodity than he was back then (the same can be said of Bay), and the National Treasure franchise has laid dormant for long enough that most of today’s children have probably forgotten about it. Meanwhile, Captain Jack Sparrow continues to be one of the most iconic characters in today’s market.

Are you excited that Pirates 5 is moving forward? And would you watch a new National Treasure or Bad Boys film? Let us know in the comments section.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will hit theaters on July 10th, 2015.


Source: Collider

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  1. I would love A National Treasure 3 and a Bad Boys3!

  2. I would give all I own…including my wife for a national treasure 3. Been waiting so long

    • well your are giving a little bit too much

  3. National treasure 3 any day-u can watch the first two over and over and won’t get board. Brilliant franchise please bring out a third – well over due

  4. Yes!!!! I want a National Treasure 3 NOW PLEASE!!!!!

  5. Havw been waiting for a National Treasure 3 for a ling tine now… really hope they will make it

  6. YES YES YES we’re all dying to see National Treasure 3. DUH! What was on Page 47?!!!

  7. Please hurry and finish National Treasure 3, we can hardly wait.

  8. I can’t wait for another national treasure to come out. I watch the other movies every time they come on i will even sit through commercials

  9. Looking forward to National Treasure 3 as well as Pirates 5


  11. National Treasure 3 and Pirates 5

  12. I can’t wait for National Treasure 3!!

  13. Would love to see National treasures 3 only if all 3 main characters were on board. Also, Ben (Nicholas Cage) was actually invited to a party in which he can wear his Tux to. Transformers 4, Bad Boys 3, Pirates 5, can not wait for all those sequels.come to theaters.

  14. I’ve been waiting for a long time for page 47 and I still enjoy watching the first two movies over and over again!!!!

  15. What’s on pg. 47??!! I NEED to know.. National Treasure 3 needs to be… ASAP!!

  16. National Treasure 3 is a must!!!! Please hurry up!!!!!!

  17. I want to see NT3 sooner than later and Bad Boys 3 is a must as well as the new Pirates movie.

  18. National treasures 3 would be awesome. I am a huge fan and a Nicholas Cage fan also. It would be great and I think all the younger teens would enjoy it if it has a lot of action and a star to go along as a bad guy that would draw them or another good costar.

  19. please make another national treasure 3. ive been waiting since 2007!
    i need more justin bartha! xoxoxo

  20. I hope they actually make it. Children have not forgotten about the national treasure movies they just eagerly await the next one. Are Abigail Chase and Riley Poole going to be in this one too? I hope so.

  21. I’m an old movie buff. Just finished seeing National Treasure 1&2 on DVD and especially the way the 2nd ended with the President asking for assistance for a task from the “Book of Secrets.” It took a long time in the making but the plots are just so good! Can’t wait to see National Treasure 3.

  22. There needs to be another national treasure. How can you leave it the way the second one ended. What is on page 47?

  23. I agree with making pirates of the Caribbean 5 but i also think national treasure 3 should be made mainly because national treasure 1and 2 were amazing films that kept your attention and had you begging for more not to mention how educational the movies are which this world we live in could use a little bit more of

  24. National Treasure 3 please!!!

  25. I am waiting very patiently for a third installment to National Treasure. I can watch those movies over and over.

  26. National treasure 3… watching book of secrets right now for the 5th time

  27. Make national treasure 3!!! You owe for being lazy with part 2.

  28. National Treasure 3 is a must I have been waiting to long already.