Don't Hold Your Breath for 'National Treasure 3'

By Drew Taylor, Posted October 25th, 2016

Last week, we spoke with acting legend and Reddit's one true god, Nicolas Cage, about a variety of topics: that alternate ending to "Snake Eyes" that was a part of the terrific documentary "De Palma," his insane new film "Dog Eat Dog," and the acting style he developed known as nouveau shamanism -- and with every question Cage offered up a thoughtful, detailed explanation. Except when, towards the end of the interview, we chatted, very briefly, about the possibility of a third "National Treasure" film. This was our question: "What is the status of the third 'National Treasure'? Is that something that you want to get back to? Have you chatted with Jerry Bruckheimer at all about that?" Cage's response? "Yeah, I really have nothing to say about that." So, if you were holding your breath for the next installment of the charming, puzzle-filled "National Treasure" series (the last film, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," came out way back in 2007), chances are you'll probably turn blue. It speaks volumes that Cage clammed up on the subject, when he was so open and forthcoming throughout the entire interview. Look for more from that interview, including Cage's thoughts about the documentary made about his "Superman Lives" project, soon.

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National Treasure
PG November 19th, 2004

Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague. Read More

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
PG December 21st, 2007

When a long-missing page from the diary of assassin John Wilkes Booth suddenly resurfaces, it implicates the great-great grandfather of treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) as a conspirator in Lincoln's death. Ben's globetrotting quest to prove his ancestor's innocence leads him to a closely guarded book containing the nation's deepest secrets. Read More

Dog Eat Dog
November 4th, 2016

Ex-cons, Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook), are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby and hold it for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the men find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is a matter of life and death. Read More