Now You See Me was a huge surprise this year—a sleeper flick directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco, the film tells the story of four magicians and illusionists who use their abilities for bank robbery. The film cost $75 million to make, has currently made over $230 million, and is on track to finish up somewhere around $275 million. That’s a ton of box office receipts for a film that isn’t based on an old TV show, a comic book, a children’s cartoon, or a Young Adult novel—or perhaps, due to audience fatigue, the fact that Now You See Me was none of those things was the secret to its success. Whatever the reason, Lionsgate has taken notice, and now the obligatory sequel is on the way.
The CEO of Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer, made the big announcement today, according to /Film.
So far, there’s been no word on who will direct or write the film, or if any of the stars will return. All that’s known, so far, is that the film is on track to shoot in 2014 in order to make a 2015 release date.
What do you think of the Now You See Me news?