CBS has confirmed that Kurt Sutter, the creator of the highly-acclaimed television show “Sons of Anarchy”, will be joining forces with National Treasure creators John Turturro and Nicholas Cage for a new limited series about American heroes. A production team has been assembled to commence filming this fall. This is not surprising since Sutter’s previous work, which is near impossible to outdo, is one of the most celebrated on television today. Sutter will be writing the series, and John Turturro will direct it. Nicholas Cage is set to star as the main character in this compelling story of a real-life treasure hunter. The Treasure Hunter’s name is Benjamin Franklin Gates, the very same one portrayed by Cage in National Treasure starring opposite Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger, and Jon Voight.
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Introduction to The National Treasure
The National Treasure is an action-adventure film released in 2004, directed by Jon Turteltaub. It stars Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates and also features Justin Bartha, Michael Caine, Sean Bean, and the Hindu deity Ganesha. The film’s plot follows the search for an ancient treasure from the city of Atlantis that Benjamin Gates discovers on a deserted island and tries to return to the United States to maintain the secrecy of its existence.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was a commercial success. It is loosely based on real events that happened in the 1940s. In the 1950s and 1960s, a whole research team of about 20 people headed by Robert D. Ballard, the co-discoverer of the RMS Titanic, searched for this same treasure along with many other artifacts in what is known as “Project X”.
Names of the characters in The National Treasure
Here are the celebrity’s names mentioned below:
- Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates
- Diane Kruger as Abigail Chase
- Justin Bartha as Riley Poole
- Sean Bean as Ian Howe
- Jon Voight as Patrick Gates
- Harvey Keitel as Sadusky
- Christopher Plummer as John Adams Gates
- David Dayan Fisher as Shaw
- Stewart Finlay-McLennan as Powell
- Oleg Taktarov as Shippen
- Stephen A. Pope as Phil(as Stephen Pope)
- Annie Parisse as Agent Dawes
- Mark Pellegrino as Agent Johnson
- Armando Riesco as Agent Hendricks
- Erik King as Agent Colfax
- Don McManus as Dr. Stan Herbert
- Ron Canada as Guard Woodruff
- Hunter Gomez as Young Ben Gates
The storyline of The National Treasure
In 1831, a man named John Smith was jailed for life after being found guilty of treason. He turned to his fellow prisoner, Thomas Jefferson’s grandson – also named John – and convinced him to join him on an escape plan. They were successful in their efforts and soon found themselves in London with a treasure map that supposedly solved the mystery of The National Treasure.
Their search leads them across the world, encountering many adventures until they finally came to Washington D.C. The National Treasure Board Game is a game designed by experienced game designers, in which the players are guided through the story of The National Treasure, meeting historical figures and meeting the challenges that stand in their way. This is a multi-player version of the original board game with unique mechanisms and rules that lets players interact as they play. The object of The National Treasure Board Game is to seek out, find and protect The National Treasure, which must be protected at all costs.
Is Nicolas Cage in the works for National Treasure 3?
Nicolas Cage is about to get his treasure back. The National Treasure star has been confirmed for the third installment in the blockbuster franchise, which will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joseph Kosinski. Kosinski previously directed the 2011 Tom Cruise sci-fi film Oblivion and is currently working on Disney’s sequel Tron Legacy, starring Garrett Hedlund Cage had hinted at a third National Treasure film earlier this year while promoting his new action movie Outcast. “I haven’t read the script, but Jerry has talked to me about it,” Cage said. “They’re talking about it. But I think it’s a wonderful idea, and I told Jerry that.”
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