“The Four Horsemen” are back to perform yet another magnificent magic show as the release date for the sequel for “Now You See Me” has been confirmed!
Lionsgate announced a summer 2016 release date for “Now You See Me 2”. A significant date, no less, because the magical sequel will hit theatres the same weekend that the original film made its debut in 2013. The original film raked in a surprise success total of over USD350 million in worldwide box office.
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco will be returning to the film as the quarter of magicians aka “The Four Horsemen” while Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine will also reprise their roles.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the sequel will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen while the script will be written by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Jon M. Chu is an American film director and screenwriter best known for directing the movies “Step Up 2: The Streets”, “Step Up 3D”, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”, and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. Alex Kurtzman, on the other hand, was on board for 2013’s “Now You See Me” and has recently worked on some highly popular films as well such as “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Ender’s Game”, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.
It looks like “Now You See Me 2” has got quite an all-star team. We’re not surprised if the prime summer slot that the film got for release will drive it right into the heart of next year’s award season. This one will be one to watch, for many reasons.
“Now You See Me 2” is slated for a 10th June 2016 release.