According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have begun laying out a map for National Treasure 2. The studio has hired Gregory Poirier to write the movie, which will be directed by returning helmer Jon Turteltaub.
Details of the story are being kept under wraps. National Treasure, which stars Nicolas Cage, was released in November. To the surprise of many observers, it overcame lukewarm reviews and became a huge hit, grossing more than $173 million domestically. Since then, Disney had played down the idea of a sequel, saying it would not do one unless a good story could be told.