It looks like the National Treasure franchise will be revived, not just as a film but also a Disney+ series. Fans have wanted more of the adventures of Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), a historian and modern treasure hunter ever since the first film premiered 15 years ago. The film revolved around treasures buried in America with secrets and clues hidden within iconic monuments. It spawned two films but it is unknown if Cage will return to front the third film. Reportedly, the Disney+ series will also revolve around a younger cast as well.
Robert Downey Jr. To Produce DC Comics Adaptation
The DC Comics’ live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth will be executive produced by Robert Downey Jr at Netflix. The family-friendly fantasy drama centres on Gus, a half-deer, half-boy who joins forces with other human-animal hybrids to save the world from an apocalyptic event. Sweet Tooth will star Will Forte, Nonso Anozie with James Brolin narrating the story for viewers. Netflix has ordered eight one-hour episodes of the series, which will be based off the comic series published by Vertigo Comics.
Witherspoon To Star In Netflix Comedies
Looks like Reese Witherspoon is heading back to a genre she knows best – romantic comedies. The star of classics such as Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde will now headline two rom-coms at Netflix. The first flick, titled Your Place or Mine will centre on two friends who change each other’s lives when one of them decides to shoot off to pursue a lifelong dream. The second project will be The Cactus, adapted from the best-selling novel, which tells the story of a 45-year-old woman who becomes pregnant.
The CW Pushes New Shows To 2021
Fans who were eagerly waiting to see new shows from The CW will have to wait a while longer. The network is postponing its new shows such as the new Arrowverse spinoff, Superman & Lois as well as updated reboots of Kung Fu and Walker, Texas Ranger starring Jared Paladecki to January 2021. The shows were originally slated to air in Fall 2020. However, The CW will still air the existing seasons of Swamp Thing and the final season of Supernatural this Fall. Changes are also afoot for the annual CW Arrowverse crossover, this time as it is being scaled down to involve two shows – Superman & Lois and Batwoman for next year.
To Reboot Percy Jackson
Young adult adventure franchise, ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ will be turned into a new series at Disney+. The series, which is based off the best-selling novels, is reportedly under development at the streaming platform. The books were previously adapted into a pair of films starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson in 2010 and 2013 respectively. It achieved relatively good success but 20th Century Fox opted out of a third movie for the franchise. The movies revolved around a modern day teenager who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, making him a demigod.