Disney Plus is officially rebooting National Treasure as a streaming TV show
Disney is officially bringing again its long-dormant National Treasure franchise with a new TV collection for Disney Plus. Deadline experiences that the collection has been given a ten-episode greenlight and can reimagine the treasure-hunting franchise with a youthful, extra various solid.
The brand new collection will reportedly characteristic a new fundamental character, Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old DREAMer who will (in National Treasure conventional) “uncover her mysterious household historical past and get well misplaced treasure.” The show, set to be directed by Mira Nair, is additionally mentioned to look to look at “problems with identification, group, historic authorship and patriotism.”
The unique movies — which starred Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates — take a decidedly apolitical stance to American historical past, utilizing symbols just like the Declaration of Independence as Americana-themed clues within the Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunt. A reboot that’s keen to extra critically study America’s place in historical past might be an attention-grabbing new spin on the franchise, relying on the way it’s dealt with.
Additionally on board with the undertaking is Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 2 authentic movies, and Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, who had been a part of the writing group on each National Treasure and National Treasure: Ebook of Secrets and techniques.
The brand new undertaking is additionally separate from the long-gestating third National Treasure movie, which has been caught in improvement hell for over a decade however would — at the very least in idea — see Cage and the unique solid of the primary two movies return for one more journey.
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