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’m not sure who I’m hating more right now. Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer. It’s time to leave these films alone and start attempting to make new films with new ideas!

    • Out of the three I look forward to watching National Treasure 3. National treasure has always been one of my favs

    • Out of the three I look forward to watching National Treasure 3. National treasure has always been one of my favorites

  2. uh, dude. i think this guy is a little out of his uh, decade. i dont think he ever left the 90′s. (on bad boys 3, which frankly sounds like a heinous idea) “…We’d love to have you talk to them and tell them it’s a good thing to do. Please write them letters.” i mean, letters!

  3. I am very excited about the prospect of National Treasure 3, will most definitely want to see it in cinema. The adventure series is great and it made me a fan of Nicolas and Diane.

    I bought bought the entire series of National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribean on blue ray and I can’t wait to add the new movies to my collection.

  4. I can’t wait for a new POTC film. Bruckheimer isn’t Speilberg, his films are usually popcorn entertainment, & for a pirate film, that’s all I want.

  5. I would like to see National Treasure 3!!!!!!!

  6. Bad Boys 3, Pirates 5 are a most. Please make these movies. These movies will make a huge thing. Especially bad boys 3

  7. BAD BOYS 3!!!

  8. NT3

  9. I enjoyed the Pirate and National Treasure movies. They were fun movies that told a cool story. Believable? No, but they were fun to watch and I would go see National Treasure III

  10. The thing that’s wrong about film today is basically summed up in this article.

    -Pirates of the Caribbean 5
    -National Treasure 3
    -Bad Boys 3
    -Transformers 4
    -A Sequel to Independence Day


    Get some originality, for god’s sake! Sooner or later, directors will come to realise that their horse is dead.

  11. I would love to see another Pirates of the Caribbean come out soon along with a new National Treasure 3. I have seen both other National Treasure movies and absolutely love them, I am really hoping for a third

  12. Bad Boys 3 would be awesome!


  14. Love all 3 movie’s and can not wait for the next ones to come out deffinetly looking forward to pirates 5 national treasure 3 and bad boys 3 love all the movies still watch them over and over to this day =) even my 9 & 4 year old like them

  15. There was a “Bad Boys 2?”

  16. Definitely looking forward to National Treasure 3 !!!!

  17. Dear Mr. Bruckheimer,

    My name is Ivan and I’m from Split, Croatia. I am big movie fan, especially of your movies and I hope that you will not put Pirates of the Caribbean infront of National Treasure .
    I must be honest with you … There is no way to compare these two movies, each is special on it’s own way. The story is special, unique and magnificent and I can’t wait for sequels … Seriously, I don’t know which I like more.

    But for the Bad Boys, that is finished long time ago ( at least for those who are 18+ ) … it’s not kind of movie with sequels, one is more than enough .. that kind of action is already seen in first two parts, and also in movies like Die Hard, Heat and several other ones. I hope that you will carry on with National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean because they have they’re own unique story and there is so much to tell from those franchises. Without your movies, my life would have been different …” Glory Road ” and ” Remember the Titans ” changed my life and since then, I watched every one of your films and I have great respect for you and your work… I hope you will read this comment and listen to your heart, like you did since you began this journey of yours. And no doubt, whatever you decide … it will be good choice . Thank you for listening.

  18. Ive been waiting along time for national treasure 3. I dont care where they take it, if bruckheimer is involved it will be great. Also how can you not want a bad boys 3 get martin and will together again.

  19. I love National Treasure!! More more more. Bad boys – not so much. Pirates is entertaining but 4 is enough.

  20. I would definitely watch another Bad Boys, National Treasure, and Pirates of the Caribbean. these Movies have always caught my attention along with so many of my colleagues.

  21. I have been waiting the longest time for a National Treasure 3! The National Treasure series is definitely my favourite! Please, please make a 3rd! I’m 100% sure it would be amazing, and there is much more fans of the series then you think. If you can make 5 successful pirates of the Caribbean and people still keep going to see them, then you can at least make a NT3. By the way, NT fans are definitely not “dormant”, in my opinion, they were two of the greatest movies ever, and are NOT an easy one to forget.

  22. I would love to see National Treasure 3, Transformers 4, and a new Bad Boys. The pirate movies were good for three, but I’ve had enough of them.

  23. National Treasure 3. Been waiting 7 years! We want to know what’s on page 47!!!

  24. I can’t wait for pirtates 5, national treasure 3, bad boys 3 would be epic and transformers 4. Its a one way win road to go forward with all these movies. Please don’t dissapoint.

  25. I can’t wait for pirtates 5, national treasure 3, bad boys 3 would be epic. Its a one way win road to go forward with all these movies. Please don’t dissapoint.

  26. I really really really want National Treasure 3 been waiting for ages…. and ill deff see Bad Boys 3…..

  27. We have been waiting and waiting for national treasure 3. We love those movies and watch them all the time and getting impatient for the new one