Back in August I shared with you the entirely un-shocking news that the $173m-grossing National Treasure was about to earn its very own sequel. Today comes word from mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer that A) NT2 would begin shooting in January, and B) the plot has a lot to do with Abe Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages that are missing from the beloved President's personal diary. Beyond that, we don't know a whole lot.

Early word does indicate that pretty much the entire cast is returning for the sequel, which is generally a good thing. Especially if your cast includes the likes of Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, and (mmmmm) Diane Kruger. On the caveat emptor side of the equation, the IMDb is reporting that the screenwriters who worked on National Treasure 2 include Greg Poirier (See Spot Run, Tomcats, A Sound of Thunder) and the married writing team of Cormac & Marianne Wibberley. They worked on I Spy, The Shaggy Dog, Charlie's Angels 2, Bad Boys 2 and the original National Treasure. Also returning is 3 Ninjas / Cool Runnings / Instinct director Jon Turteltaub.

And I'm betting the sequel doesn't get unfavorably compared to The Da Vinci Code, like the first one did. Because let's face it: The Da Vinci Code stunk.
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