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. My family and I traveled from Tennessee to South Dakota to visit the sites of National Treasure. It was awesome to stand in the places the movie was shot at. We took the movie along with us to the lake so we were sure to find the exact rock the eagle was on. PLEASE complete National Treasure 3. It has not been forgotten. My youngest is 13 and he loves watching these movies over and over, as do we all. These movies have also helped my kids be interested in history. We homes home school and enjoy looking for the info on the places in the movie and the important people that is mentioned.

  2. i love national treasure movies am 40yrs old kids dont like these movies adults do……and cant wait for the 3rd could careless about pirates or bad boys

    • Agreed, I’m 23, not 40; but this is exactly how I feel as well.

  3. This story is not finished. There must be a National Treasure 3. We have to know what was on page 47 of the President ‘s secret book. Really loved both movies and the actors play so great together. Finish the story you owe it to the audience and the characters.
    Thank you. K.

  4. I am a huge fan of National Treasure. I sure hope they make a third one and make it good. However…If you watch the movie National Treasure 2 where Ben snaps a photo of Page 47. If you have a good HD tv and use the zoom feature to zoom in on the phone it seems like page 47 is the plot for Star Trek 2009. But Anyways National Treasure is a great film and it is like the new Indiana Jones for today’s generation.

  5. A 3 national treasure should be made ! It is full of so many interesting details about history the story line along with it is amazing it’s action packed film with many things kids and adults can learn I watched it with my sister and she absolutely loved it . I enjoy the pirate of the Carrabean movies they’re great but national treasures is an all around amazing interesting movie. Continuing this project would be a wise decision.

  6. First two movies are fantastic. Third movie if cast is same should be fantastic as well. Looking forward for the release. Trying to ponder the next movie idea.Page 47

  7. PLEASE make both a Pirates 5 and National Treasure 3. My kids who are ages 13, 15, and 17 as well as my hubby and myself LOVED them. We’ve been waiting for NT3 for YEARS!!! We are waiting!!! Please finish them! We’d go to the movie theater to see them and then buy the movies to watch them again.

  8. I woul deffinitely watch national treasure 3 ilove it and i am still a kid cant wait for it make it happen pleeeeaaaasssseeee!!!!!!!!

  9. Oh please make a new national treasure. I love love love them. I watch them over and over.I just can’t help it. Something about the history. I loveAmerican history. Please make a new one I beg you. Lol thank you.can’t wait for pirates 5 now that I know it’s on its way.

  10. Please make a sequal of Prince of Persia. I will love to see more action with sands of time…& oh the dark prince too.

  11. Really want this to happen. The guys over at trailergeek have some good info about what t might be about.

  12. I am a huge fan of The National Treasure movies along with my whole family I have been dying to know what’s on page 47 along with whatever new adventure goes along with it.
    I also am very excited about the new pirate’s movie. Please know No one has forgot about these movie because of the joy and excitement they bring every age group.

  13. yes! please do another national treasure, bad boys, and pirates of the carribean they are all loved movies by all ages! I want to see what was on page 47 from the presidents secret book at the end of the 2nd national treasure. As awesome as the movie national treasure is, people should be wanting to see a ntional monument like morglum/mt rushmore for the national icons and who are on the mountains, not bc of a movie, but if it gets people to visit the national monuments, I say have at it.

    Please make bad boys 3 better than 2, and make it more viewable for a 12 yr old to see not as many sexual overtones. Please bring the old cast back for pirates of the carribean they were the best and now with will as the captain of the dutchman it would be great to team up with johnny depp (captain jack sparrow) and possibly will turners son??

  14. U have to continue all trilogies! U leave us waiting and wondering, getting us more excited for the next one, and then don’t do it. That’s horrible. Everyone loves all of these movies of all ages. U must continue.

  15. National treasure 3 and bad boys 3 are a must have and see. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN. :D

  16. Count me in on National Treasure 3. Loved the other 2. One of my time favorites.

  17. yes please do national treasure 3. Love those movies mbhof kids are now 9 and soon 12 and like them also. Helps us all learn About history please please do the movie asap

  18. Would love to see Pirates 5, National Treasure 3 as I think making great movies about history that children enjoy watching is a wonderful thing & Bad Boys 3 to come out.

  19. I’ve been waiting for NT3 since the 2nd movie came out…

  20. I would love to see another pirates of the Caribbean however, not as much as I would rather see a third national treasure these two franchises are by far my favorite and I have been waiting to see more for a long time please keep them coming thank you

  21. Come on guys.We all have been waiting to long. Lets get this movie done. I have been waiting since national Treasure 2 was out.


  23. Bring on NT3!!!

  24. I would love to see more. I own all the pirates movies and both national treasures. And both bad boys movies please make more