Now that super producer Jerry Bruckheimer is no longer working for Disney he is turning his attention to the long awaited sequels to Bad Boys and National Treasure. Speaking with Collider at WonderCon Bruckheimer has offered a brief update on both sequels. First up the third entry in the National Treasure franchise is proving a difficult nut to crack.
“Those are the hardest movies to make because they’re all based on clues. It’s so difficult to work them out. But, we got a first act in [on Friday], and Jon [Turteltaub] was very excited about it and I’m very excited about it. Hopefully, the first act will lead into the second act and the third act, and we’ll get this thing going.”
Eleven years has passed since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprised their roles in Bad Boys 2, since then director Michael Bay has been playing with Transformers but that hasn’t been the main stumbling block in getting Bad Boys 3 into production.
“It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’ And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we’re working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it.”
Bruckheimer might have parted ways with Disney last year but he is still attached to produce the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. Currently titled Dead Men Tell No Tales the blockbuster sequel has Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg signed up to direct, there’s still no finished script so keeping that summer 2016 release date might be challenging.