Now You See Me and its subsequent sequel created a group of heroes not often seen. The heist thrillers centered around a group of illusionists and escape artists with a Robin Hood mentality of stealing from banks and wealthy people to reward their audiences with. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a third entry into the series is currently in development at Lionsgate Films subsidiary Summit Entertainment.
Per the initial report, the movie studio has tapped Eric Warren Singer to pen the screenplay. Singer wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Top Gun sequel and 2013’s American Hustle. Alongside, director David O Russell, Singer was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for Best Original Screenplay, ultimately losing to Spike Jonze for Her.
With an impressive ensemble cast, the Now You See Me series has earned $700 million at the worldwide box office. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Morgan Freeman, the films have been nominated for several Empire and Saturn Awards. Additionally, Daniel Radcliffe, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, and Dave Franco have appeared in the films as well.
Per the initial report, the third film will look to offer a fresh take on the established canon. However, the goal to reunite the original cast remains high on the studio’s list.
Furthermore, Lionsgate president Nathan Kahan released a statement regarding the news.
“Eric came to us with a great story. It takes the mythology of Now You See Me and pushes The Four Horsemen to a new level with our key returning cast and new characters,” said Kahane. “The Now You See Me franchise was built on keeping the audience surprised and guessing. However, any great magician knows, you can’t keep doing the same tricks. And Eric and his team of illusionists have something special up their sleeve for this new film.”
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