Nicolas Cage Says Fact-Checking Is Likely What’s Delaying ‘National Treasure 3’

Make fun of Nicholas Cage all you want, but the man can deliver a fun movie. Case in point: National Treasure. The 2004 action adventure film and its subsequent sequel made truckloads of money, so many wonder whether or not we’ll see Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates will still fight for America in increasingly reprehensible and unbelievable ways.

Well, according to Cage, the script is taking a little longer than expected. Apparently, despite playing a little fast and loose with historical accuracy, the fact-checking process is slowing things down a bit. While promoting his new film, The Trust, Cage spoke with Entertainment Weekly about when we’ll see more National Treasure goodness:

“I haven’t really heard anything about that. I do know that those scripts are very difficult to write, because there has to be some credibility in terms of the facts and fact-checking, because it was relying on historical events. And then you have to make it entertaining. I know that it’s been a challenge to get the script where it needs to be. That’s as much as I’ve heard. But they’re still working on it.”

How do you really top kidnapping the President, though? Is he going to steal an entire monument this time? Take the entire UN hostage and accuse them all of being in the Illuminati? These are questions that need to be answered, so hopefully the script will come together soon.

(Via EW)