Earlier this month we heard that Now You See Me, a film about a group of bank robbing magicians, would be getting a sequel. The movie was a sleeper hit earlier this year and has made close to $300 million worldwide (it cost $75 million to make).
In an interview with MovieWeb director Louis Leterrier confirmed he’ll be back to direct Now You See Me 2 and spoke about where they want to take the next film.
“We’re actively working on the sequel to Now You See Me, so that is happening. We’re writing it, and it’s pretty fun. We had such a great time doing that and we loved the characters. Our biggest problem now is that we have too many great ideas. We’re sort of saying, ‘What if he would do that? That would be amazing, I want to see this, I want to see that.’ We want it to be intense and as twisty as the first one, but also learn more about the characters and go deeper, what a great sequel should do. That’s going to take not too long, but enough so, just like in the first one, it’s perfectly crafted. If you think about it, David Copperfield takes five years to prep, to create and prep. We just have a couple of years to do ours. David Copperfield was always saying, ‘Your biggest challenge is you only have two years to do your movie, or one year to do your movie.'”
Now You See Me starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Michael Caine however, unknown which members of the ensemble cast will be returning.