We humbly ask the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to use the powers of his executive office to have Nicolas Cage’s ‘National Treasure’ legally recognised as the official sequel to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, thus nullifying the authenticity of any other claimant.
It is our firm belief that this declaration would be of significant cultural & historical value, and go a long way as to rebuilding the international reputation of the United States.
In doing so, you will render the claim of any other piece of work, by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, or otherwise, null and void.
It is our recommendation that any issues arising regarding lack of continuity, lack of character overlap, and specific timeline discrepancies can be dealt with using one of the following plot devices (delete as appropriate to your own personal preference):
1. Nicolas Cage’s ‘Benjamin Gates’ is the protégé of professor Henry (Indiana) Jones Jr.
2. Jon Voight’s ‘Patrick Gates’ is the younger brother of Anna Mary Jones, the mother of Henry Jones Jr, thus making Benjamin Gates the cousin of Henry Jones Jr.
3. Nicolas Cage’s ‘Benjamin Gates’ learned his trade whilst studying at Marshall College, Connecticut, under Marcus Brody- lecturer, historian, curator of the National Museum and friend of Henry Jones, Jr.
It is our firm belief that this declaration would be of significant cultural & historical value, and go a long way as to rebuilding the, once stellar, international reputation of the United States.
We thank you for your time, and anticipate your positive response.
Yours, the undersigned: