Exclusive: Jerry Bruckheimer tells us that plans are still afoot for new National Treasure and Bad Boys movies...
In the UK to promote The Lone Ranger, we managed to snag quarter of an hour in the company of producer Jerry Bruckheimer a week or two back. And he confirmed to us that plans remain afoot for further sequels to one or two of his most popular franchises.
It's no secret that Top Gun 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 are films Bruckheimer is pressing ahead with. But, after confirming to us that he's nothing at all to do with Beverly Hills Cop 4, he revealed that he's still working at getting National Treasure 3 up and running.
What's the latest? "It's still active. We're working on the script right now", he told us. And the same team? Nicolas Cage and director Jon Turteltaub? "Yes, everybody's back, if they're available".
As for Bad Boys 3, Bruckheimer reiterated that it's a movie he's trying to get made, but that the issue now is "trying to find a hole in Will Smith's schedule". Would it be with Michael Bay again? "He's another guy who's very busy", Bruckheimer admitted, "but we're trying to get on his docket".