‘Now You See Me 3’ Is Moving Forward
Lionsgate has not only attached a new writer, but has also signed the producers from the last two installments.
On Tuesday, Lionsgate has announced that they are moving forward with the third installment in the Now You See Me franchise, after they have signed a deal with Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle). The president of the studio made the following statement:
“Eric has always been fascinated with the fine art of deception and illusion in all of its forms and he came to us with a great story that takes the mythology of Now You See Me and pushes The Four Horsemen to a whole new level with our key returning cast and new characters. The ‘Now You See Me’ franchise has been built on keeping the audience surprised and guessing. 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.”
There are still no actors attached to the project, meaning that we still don’t know who exactly will come back for the third installment, or who will they cast in a new role. However, the studio is asserting that Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman are coming back to produce the feature. No director has been attached yet either, but we do know that Theory 11 will serve as a magic consultant to the filmmakers.
Now You See Me came out in 2013 and grossed $351.7 million worldwide, with its sequel, Now You See Me 2 being released in 2016 and grossing $334.9 around the globe (I bet you couldn’t have guessed that a sequel you didn’t even remember existed, made almost as much money as its predecessor).
Currently, there is no release date announced, although I don’t think that the summer of 2022 is the wildest guess out there, considering we’re still in the early stages of development and the two previous installments were released during that period of the year.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.