It seems that the TV series derived from ‘The legend of the lost treasure‘ may have found its villain… Or rather, villain!
According to The Illuminerdi, a Disney+ offered to Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘The Mask of Zorro’) the role of Billie, a ruthless billionaire specializing in cryptocurrencies, who will be the main villain of the attraction.
Described as cunning and ambitious, Billie is one of the mysterious people interested in a secret American treasure and will do anything to stop protagonist Jess (Lisette Alexis) discover the origin of his family… The great mystery of the plot.
However, it was not revealed whether Jones accepted the offer or not.
In any case, the answer may come soon, as production is expected to start in March this year.
Speaking of the protagonist, Alexis is best known for her role as Belle in the series’Total Eclipse‘ and Amy in the movie ‘We Need to Do Something’.
In ‘The Legend of the Lost Treasure’, Alexis will play Jess, a dreamer looking for answers about her family history and a secret American treasure.
Described as a “brilliant and resourceful mind”, Jess loves mysteries and has a natural talent for solving puzzles.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
At the beginning of the plot, we will follow how she reacts when she discovers the truth about her parents and her family history, which leads her to connections with a long lost treasure.
Still without a premiere date, the pilot episode will be directed by Mira Nair (‘Queen of Katwe’), from the screenplay by Marianne e Cormac Wibberley, responsible for films with Catherine Zeta
It is worth remembering that, in addition to the series, the franchise will also get a third film.
In an interview with Collider, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that the production will feature a younger cast.
“We are definitely developing a series based on the franchise and a movie sequel. Both projects are active. The Disney+ series will have a much younger cast. It will be the same concept as the films, but with a younger cast. The theatrical sequel will bring the original cast back.”
he completes, “The new movie is currently being written. The television series is still in the works. We have the script for the first episode and a direction for the next ones.”
please note that Chris Bremner was hired to write the screenplay for the third film.
The director Jon Turteltaub, which commanded the first two ‘The legend of the lost treasure‘, revealed that the story should abandon the US and be focused on Europe and Asia.
So far, only the actor Nicolas cage is confirmed in the cast, but everything indicates that Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha e Jon Voight must also return to new production.
Originally released in 2004, ‘The legend of the lost treasure‘ (National Treasure) tells the story of a hunter of lost riches looking for a treasure that no one believes exists, having been accumulated over centuries and transported across continents to prevent it from being stolen. His investigations lead him to discover the existence of a coded map hidden in the US Declaration of Independence.
The second film, ‘The Legend of the Lost Treasure: Book of Secrets‘ (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), was released three years later and grossed over $457 million of box office.