National Treasure 3 and 4?
There's a rumour coming out that there may well be more National Treasure films on the way, two more in fact.
It seems that not only have Disney been buying domain names for the two films, but there's a plot outline being banded around that just might be the next film.
Speculation arises over a final scene in National Treasure: Book of Secrets that has the President talking to Nicolas Cage's character, Benjamin Gates. The President asks him what he thought of page 47 in the book, and Gates replies that it's life altering, and that's all you get.
That seems to have begun the guesswork and over at JimHillMedia through NewFilmDimension they delve into it a bit too deeply and in the vein of Gates himself, but some of what they do find out is interesting.
Take for example the fact that Disney have registered the two domain names nationaltreasure3dvd.com and nationaltreasure4dvd.com - someone has bought the nationaltreasure3.com address and as of now the fourth is sitting open - opportunities anyone?
Of course this means that Disney might not be buying the film versions of the domain names as they might be thinking direct to DVD, but with the takings that the second film has brought them, you'd think they'd be focused on a cinematic release.
There's more though. According to JimHillMedia there's a plot idea going round at the moment, although this is sure to change once writers get their hands on it after the strike, if they get their hands on it of course:
"Inside the Frank Wells building, there's already a brief plot description making the rounds. 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."
Well that's the idea for the next one it seems, but from the ending of the second film and the box office takings alone show that there's going to be a sequel, they'd be daft not to go down that money making road. Daft or suddenly become full of artistic integrity.