After being shelved for six-long years, the third installment of the legendary heist-action film Now You See Me is finally making progress with Uncharted and Venom director Ruben Fleischer.
Now You See Me 3 will be penned by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies writer Seth Grahame-Smith and will be produced by Bobby Cohen, alongside Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman. Meredith Wieck and Chisom Ude are managing the project for Lionsgate.
Speaking to Deadline, Fleischer expressed his excitement about helming the upcoming threequel, calling it "a dream come true." Check out his statement below:
"There are three things in this world I absolutely love… Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and magic. To have the chance to work with these two talented actors, as well as rest of the incredible cast of the ‘Now You See Me’ movies is a dream come true. I am a lifelong fan of heist movies – I love getting drawn in by the twists and the mystery where nothing is what it seems. And that’s even more true when the thieves are magicians – the opportunities are endless. Eric was able to unlock a fresh and exciting way into a new movie and fun new characters, so I’m excited to dig in even further.”
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President Nathan Kahane shared praises for Fleischer while officially giving the threequel a greenlight:
“Ruben has proven time and again that he has a special talent with character-driven blockbuster entertainment. He delivers big excitement while ultimately keeping the focus on the characters audiences care about. We feel like we’ve assembled a dream team to get this movie off the ground. For everyone we’ve kept in suspense, the wait is almost over.”
Now You See Me follows four thieving illusionists known as The Four Horsemen, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo. The first two movies acquired an impressive $686.5M box office receipt combined. Now You See Me 3's release window has not yet been revealed.
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