Directed by Louis Leterrier, Now You See Me begins with the introductions of four illusionists vying to become the next master magician.
J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) is a fast-talking street performer. Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) is Atlas’ former assistant who has gone on to be a death-defying escape artist.
Merritt Osbourne (Woody Harrelson) is a mentalist and hypnotist who uses his gift as a con artist, and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) relies on his sleight of hand and lock-picking skills for pickpocketing and petty theft.
The four are summoned to a secret location via mysterious invitations, and a year later they resurface as a Las Vegas mega-act known as the Four Horsemen, where their big finale involves an teleportation device that leads to an international heist, stealing millions in euros from a French bank.
The one rule that magicians generally abide by is never to do the same trick twice. This requires some major creativity. So rather than saw a person in half or pull a rabbit out of a hat, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco have something better in mind to keep their audiences entertained. In Now You See Me, they will rob a bank from one of the world’s most wealthiest men and give it right back to the audiences who have been financially wronged. Think of it as Robin Hood with a hat full of tricks. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mark Ruffalo also star.
The first trailer only teased the core plot, which was that they announced that part of the act was to steal from the rich. But this newest trailer gets into the backstory of the characters and some of the planning that went into this magical heist. Oh, let’s not forget there are also a few more magic acts.
The thing with magic is that the magician has a lot of distractions up his sleeve, so you end up focusing on one thing when you should be paying attention to the other. It’s all fun and games, but when the trick consists of Robin Hood-esque magicians stealing from a heavily fortified bank and giving its money back to the audience members, you really might want to pay attention.
The first trailer for Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, and Dave Franco, is now on line. Check it out here below.
The film is more of an action-adventure heist that uses practical magic tricks as well as some help with computer-generated visuals. A lot of genres are mixed into this one film, but I am sure that the magic aspect of it will be the thing to draw audiences in. But overall it looks like a lot of fun, especially if you are into magic and heists.
The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier has signed on to direct a new science fiction disaster movie titled G for Universal Pictures.
Little is known about the movie thus far but it’s said to be along the lines of a The Day After Tomorrow mixed together with a little Taken. The premise is based on an original idea by Guymon Casady of co-production banner Management 360, and a screenwriter for the movie is currently being sought out.
Although Leterrier is locked in, this will not be his next project. He recently signed on to Summit Entertainment’s Now You See Me, which he’ll be doing before taking G on. Now You See Me is a heist movie about a group of illusionists who rob banks in the middle of their performances.
For what seems like an eternity now, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s incredible graphic novel series, Y: The Last Man, has been in the works.
For most of that time, Disturbia and Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso has been attached along with his star from those two movies, Shia LaBeouf. At first, LaBeouf seemed a perfect fit for the lead role of Yorick Brown, but as time has moved on and the actor has become a much bigger star, this team has felt less and less fitting and things never played out.
Since then, The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier‘s name has been said to be in the mix to take it on, and while nothing official has come of that, MTV was able to talk to him recently about where things stand in the ever-difficult task of bringing a live-action version of the graphic novel to our eyes.