Friday, February 1, 2008
More National Treasure To Be Found
Disney registered two domain names yesterday - NationalTreasure3DVD.com and NationalTreasure4DVD.com. This can (pretty much) only mean that back to back sequels are in the works.
National Treasure 2 (which I found to be extremely sub-par and nowhere near the coolness of the original) has already made $365 million worldwide even though it was released a paltry six weeks ago. Impressive. When money like that is being made, it's a good bet the studios will be salivating for a sequel (or two, apparently).
There's a movie guy who seems to know a lot about the inner-workings of Disney, and he says he knows an early plot summary of NT 3:
“which would supposedly send the Gates family off to Easter Island and beyond in search of Atlantis. More importantly, the pure, clean power source that was supposedly lost forever when this ancient civilization sank beneath the sea. Which — were it to be harnessed today — would immediately put an end to global warming. Not to mention making gas & oil obsolete.”
Dear Lord - if the second one was as bad as it was, I can't imagine three and four being any good. Hopefully Jerry Bruckheimer can get his act together and produce a quality film again.