Friday, May 30, 2008

Ideas for National Treasure 3


I had a conversation with my friend, Todd, today about possible scenarios for National Treasure 3. I think it's about time that these details are worked out and maybe if the people of the internets start talking about it, then Hollywood will wise up and listen. Like the did with Snakes on a Plane (what an awesome movie. Thanks again, Mr. Jackson!) Here is the run down of our conversation. Feel free to add any comments that would help the storyline or characterization. It's been a while since I have seen both movies (I'm a little embarrassed to say that).

Robby: what's up
seen Indiana Jones yet

Todd: yeah It was like National treasure but with better set design and some old dude instead of Nic Cage

Robby: yeah
What were they thinking
should have got Nick Cage

Todd: and Called the movie National Treasure 3

Robby: hell yeah
that would have been better
there would have needed to be more stuff about American history in it though

Todd: Nic Cage is the National Treasure, not the artifacts. Where ever he goes, including space (I hope), America's National Treasure will be there

Robby: you should write that
that sounds awesome
National Treasure in Space

Todd:
our forefathers built a missile
and sent George Washington's wooden teeth into space
but the teeth are actually a map

Robby: "we found out from this riddle written in invisible ink on Betsy Ross's original flag that the 2nd continental congress moved most of the free mason's treasure

Todd: yes yes

Robby: wow...see...your script is better

Todd: i like where this is going
Robby: George Washington's teeth
Brilliant
Todd: they're the map and the key
Robby: maybe they are kind of like a Rubik's cube
Todd: mos def
that's obvie
Robby: oh...sorry
I was just thinking they would also be a great key
good work
I just read the rest of that sentence

Todd: but teeth have roots and the word 'root' comes from a Native American word for "home", which is where Nic Cage wants to return once he saves the Solar System

Robby: what kind of antics can Riley get into
YES!
Todd: he has to build the space ship
huge montage
lasting 30 minutes
(it's a big ship)
set to "You're the Best"
around
Robby: home is where the heart is...so he has to find another clue inside some preserved heart
sounds good

Todd: but the heart of the solar system is the sun

Robby: DAMN!
so Nic Cage moves to the sun
?
Todd: and the sun worshipers built the missile that carry the teef

Robby: very nice

Todd: he has to intercept it before it burns up
cause the missile is slowly headed to the sun
Robby: wow...
Todd: as a warriors burial
Robby: what about
Harvey Keitel
what will he be doing

Todd: he could play the teef

Robby: just lurking to make sure free mason secrets are safe
Todd: National Treasure 3: The Search for Washington's Teef (in space)
Robby: maybe he could wear a bear suit
I like it
and of course Cage's parents have to be there along with Cage's wife

Todd: yeah, i told you, it's a big ship
sure
Robby: cool
Todd: well, they'd have to launch from the moon
so , Keitel will be on the moon to keep them from finding out that the moon landing was staged
the original landing
Robby: YES!
Todd: oh, and they should have a pet monkey
Robby: I like it
maybe it would be Riley's monkey
because he's no good with the ladies
Todd: and he'll call him Grease
Robby: have you already written this script
Todd: because Riley spends most of his scenes being a space ship mechanic
Robby: cause these gems are coming way to easy to you
Todd: and so he's a grease monkey too
Robby: I get it now
Todd: and he trains the monkey to be a mechanic too
to get into hard to reach spots
Robby: your logic often eludes me...and then I feel like a jerk that I didn't get it at first
who is the bad guy
and how does Benjamin Franklin Gates get involved
Todd: and eventually, at the end, when the ship is falling apart and they're about to burn up in the sun, the monkey will sacrifice it's life to repair the ship just in time to intercept Washington's coffin missle and get the hell out of there, and bring both National Treasures home
and everyone will love the monkey
Robby: wow...I'm really choked up
Todd: the final scene will be them hugging and pull back to reveal them at a statue in honor of the monkey
FADE TO BLACK
Robby: and the President giving a congressional medal of honor to Riley for the heroics of his pet monkey
maybe the movie should start with Keitel speaking to Gates in private
to tell him that treasure that he thought was the National treasure was only part of it
that he is coming to him with this new information because the remainder of the treasure is in grave danger and so are the free masons

Todd: Keitel really isn't trying to protect the masons
Knowledge of the masons help Gates
but Keitel is just an honest law-dawg
Robby: my bad
I thought he was always really sentimental when talking about the free masons
I mean he is one
but, I guess he also just wants to protect the country's secrets
Todd: obviously we will need screenings of both movies
to make sure we keep consistent
Robby: yes...to really nail down the characterization
I guess sometime near the montage Riley should complain about he isn't appreciated enough
Todd: of course
maybe we can allude to the fact that the monkey is a girl
and he can get busted in awkward flirting situations
Robby: good idea
what is something that you are never supposed to do in the U.S.
?
in both movies Nic Cage does such things
Todd: well, he's the National Treasure
Robby: maybe he has to betray the country
to save it
Todd: of course
that's why they have to launch from the moon
and Kaitel has to escort them
which will be breaking the rules
but he knows the end result will be for the better good of Merica
Robby: or murder the president because it's not really the president...and restore the true president to power
Todd: ok Robby
I have to leave for work
Robby: okay
Todd: I'll be back on in an hour
Robby: nice
Todd: just reread what we have
and see if it sparks anything else
Robby: okay
Todd: this is a movie for the people
Robby: very true
Todd: the American people
Robby: Nic would want it that way

15 comments:

emster said...

Sounds exciting and very thought-provoking...but what about some intergalactic historical romance for nic?

Baron Tod von Ernst said...

Genius! That's why this post is up. I mean, he's married after the last one, right? We can pull a Mummy 2 and have hime have a precocious 10 year old in the 2 year time period since the last movie, or things could have gone sour in the interum (a la every Bond movie where he doesn't get married and his wife gets shot in the final scene) and now he's eligible again. I do like Diane Kruger though and would be honored for her to come back and bring our words to life... Maybe we can think of some reason for the TReasury Department to open an outer space division and she can be on the moon for a coincidental meeting. Then there will definitely have to be a fight scene where she and Nic Cage are fighting bad guys, but more preoccupied with verbally sparring with each other over leaving the toilet seat up or accidentally killing the otherone's pet hamster

Laser McNeal said...

Emster, could you elaborate? What do you mean by historical romance? Would there be some sort of time travel involved? Introducing a new love interest for Gates. Maybe causing a love triangle? After all there is Abigail Chase to consider and what sort of role she will playing. I would be interested to see a love triangle...maybe the new women could be Betsy Ross...or what other historical sex kitten could be involved. I think she needs to be American though...that pretty much seems to be the trend. Lots of Patriotism. And for that...I say, thank you, Mr. Cage.

Laser McNeal said...

Very true, Baron Tod Von Ernst. I like the treasury department plot line. I also enjoy the dynamic between Cage and Kruger. The sparing is a must. I think she has to come back...that's why the love triangle would be a good addition. Hopefully...they won't try to over due it by cramming too much in. They could always skimp on the parents. They're old and not as sexy as the younger couple.

Baron Tod von Ernst said...

...and by 'they' you mean 'us'

Robby said...

Voting 3, moving on.

Robby said...

I mean good show, men!

Laser McNeal said...

Todd and I were talking again this morning. He mentioned the possibility of Mel Gibson stumbling on to this post and deciding to take an active role in this franchise (only in the producing/directing aspects). It would be nice to have some kind of partnership involved here...I can't really see Bruckheimer and Turteltaub handing over the reigns, but maybe they could share. Just think of the possibilities...he movie could be done in some dead language and there could be a space jaguar that rips of someones face.

Laser McNeal said...

There is the page 47 mystery that is mention in The Book of Secrets. I guess that will be the treasure that is being looked for...hopefully it will have been gradually taken to the moon. Maybe we'll find out that NASA has free mason connections and the German Scientist could have possibly smuggled some of Hitler's treasure too. This is exciting!

Baron Tod von Ernst said...

Wasn't the moon built by freemason's and aren't the craters a treasure map?

Laser McNeal said...

sounds plausible. I'm not really up on my free mason knowledge like I should be. I think I've heard it being related to a treasure map.

emster said...

Okay, Betsy Ross is definitely a possiblity as the historical sex kitten who throws a wrench in Nic and Abigail's relationships. But I'm thinking something a little spicier...a la Harriet Tubman?! Your thoughts?

Laser McNeal said...

Emster, that would be spicy. Would this add tension because of the ideas towards interracial relationships that existed in Tubman's day? Would that cause her to be hesitant in entering such a relationship...or would none of this be an issue because of the modern ideas toward interracial relationships. I would think that both would actually apply...starting with the former first and gradually becoming the later. The only downside about this story line is that it would have to be handled properly. I guess what I mean is that they couldn't dwell on it, but it couldn't be handled quickly. Also, how would she become involved? With Betsy Ross there is the treasure map that GW had her sew in the first flag. Would the underground railroad route help them escape somehow? Sorry for all of the questions...but, I actually have one more. What do you think about time travel?

Anonymous said...

I heard about this Rune stone in minessota that belonged to the Knights Templar. Apparently they fled to America to escape the Pope and the King of France with the remainder of their fleet and their secrets. This includes the HOLY GRAIL!!!! I think this would be a very interesting story full of traps mystory and adventure through Isreal, France, Scotland, America, and maybe Potugal.

Anonymous said...

I heard about this Rune stone in minessota that belonged to the Knights Templar. Apparently they fled to America to escape the Pope and the King of France with the remainder of their fleet and their secrets. This includes the HOLY GRAIL!!!! I think this would be a very interesting story full of traps mystory and adventure through Isreal, France, Scotland, America, and maybe Potugal.