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 really hope they make National Treasure 2. I absolutely love theses movies. I would definitely go see it.

  2. I would love to see national treasure 3! Those movies are awesome!

  3. PLEASE make a National Treasure 3. We really enjoy being able to take our grandchildren to see a movie that informs and entertains.

  4. National treasure 3 should definitely be a thing. Each movie was great. I own each movie and watch them whenever they are on TV. Pirates 4 was a huge disappointment. I went on opening night and the script was terrible. If executed properly it could have been good. So if Pirates 5 becomes a thing I will only go upon recommendation or through rentals.

    • Unlike Shelby I believe POTC 4 was amazing. I love all of the POTC movies are amazing. Johnny Depp did an amazing job as well as the other actors. I own all of them as well as both National Treasures. Please keep making more POTC movies. I love them.

  5. Out of all the movies discussed here in the article, I am most excited about national treasure! I’ve been waiting for the third movie for years!!


  7. I would love to see a National Treasure 3. My special needs 12 yo even loves to watch them, he asks a hundred million questions but that ok – he’s learning something knew.

  8. National Treasure 3 for sure

  9. We HAVE to know what is in the President’s Book! Bring on National Treasure 3!

  10. Please do a national treasure 3! I’am dying to know what’s on page 47 in the Presidents book!

  11. Please make National Treasure 3! Our family loves these movies, and we need to know what’s in the President’s book!

  12. national treasure 3 would be amazing to see ive been waiting for along time now and im only 21 they are my fav movies ever!!!!! Bad boys 2 would be a great movie to see the first one was good so this one would be great!!!! :) love these movies!!!

  13. I want to see a new National Treasure and Pirates of the Carribean. Bring the original cast back together.

  14. National Tresure 3 for sure,
    the bad part about waiting this long for
    N.T.3 is that its only the 3rd movie, we should
    be on National Tresure 4 by now, im not
    going to live forever, lets get these movies made lol

  15. National treasure 3 please!! Love those movies!

  16. Hope Pirates 5 has Will, Elizabeth and their child included in the story line.

  17. please make bad boys 3.. We all love the other two and want to see more.

  18. Yay pirates 5 and national treasure

  19. Please make National Treasures 3. Our family loves both and watch them often.

  20. Please make National Treasure 3!! I’m 18 years old and still excited and can’t wait for it to come out. Hurry up!

  21. Please make National Treasure 3 I love the other movies, they’re absolutely awesome!

  22. All of us in my family are excited for National Treasure 3 and Pirates (ANY number)! We would certainly go see each of them on opening weekend. Please make these happen!

    • I just rewatched the first two National Treasure movies for the first time in at least a year. I forgot how freaking good these movies are. I remember being obsessed with them when they were new films. I still need to know what’s on page 47! I cannot wait for National Treasure 3!!!

  23. oh gosh! amazing news!
    i’ve been watching the national treasure movies for the past two days and i am severely having withdrawal symptoms for the 3rd one! hope it will come out soon! hurray to Bruckheimer!

  24. Please please make national treasure 3 with original characters that would be SO AWESOME!

  25. U have to make a national treasure 3!!! Along with bad boys 3!!! We need mike lowrey!! Get him signed on pay the fresh prince whatever he wants! Hes well worth it

  26. Oh and please do not make independance day without will smith!!!

  27. Pirates 5 should be epic, I’m super excited about it. And I REALLY hope they do National Treasure 3, I was a kid when the first one came out and I haven’t forgotten them. How could you? They ended the second with an indication that there would be a third so it would be really awesome if they would do it!

  28. I think all 3 of those movies deserves another. Each one of them ended leaving you to want more. The characters are fun and the stories are captivating. You feel as if your there with them.