Lionsgate has found the director for the third Now You See Me. Ruben Fleischer has been tapped to direct the feature. He also will supervise the latest screenplay draft that will be written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Fleischer commented to Deadline about the upcoming movie:
“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.”
His career has run the gamut of genres. He is largely involved in film, whether in a directorial or producer capacity. Including 2009’s Zombieland and its sequel Zombieland: Double Tap; recently he directed the Uncharted; he directed Venom and was involved in Venom: Let There Be Carnage as an executive producer.
Now You See Me – Cast, movies, the new sequel
The first Now You See Me was released in 2013 and followed by the sequel, Now You See Me 2, in 2016.
Both movies star Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mark Ruffalo.
Isla Fisher appeared in the first movie but she is replaced by Lizzy Caplan in the sequel.
Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, and Edward Ricourt wrote the first movie with Louis Leterrier directing.
Solomon returned for the sequel, with the story by Peter Chiarelli and Jon M. Chu as director.
The third movie has Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman as producers. Meredith Wieck and Chisom Ude oversee the project for Lionsgate.
The sequel does not yet have a projected release window or confirmation on whether any cast will return.
Whatever the storyline will be, Now you see me 3 will be full of lots of trickery, magic, heights, and more.