The “National Treasure” TV series, based on the two historical theatrical adventure action mystery films starring Nicolas Cage, has been given the green light.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and original writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are behind this ten-episode reimagining of the franchise for the Disney+ streaming service – this one skewing younger and from a different perspective.
The original films starred Cage as Benjamin Gates, a treasure hunter who uncovers hidden troves and secrets from U.S. history. Jon Voight, Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha co-starred in both.
The new take unfolds from the view of Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old dreamer who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure.
The Wibberleys will pen the series while filmmaker Mira Nair will direct. The project is in addition to a long in the works third entry in the main series which will get all the key cast back. At last report, Chris Bremner was writing that feature.
The two previous films were made on a combined budget of $230 million and pulled in $804.9 million at the box-office.
Source: The Live Feed