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 Geeks Of Doom Round Up continues with our 22nd episode. This week, Andy gives us the run-down of the upcoming movie, Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, and directed by Louis Letterier. Later, Andy brings on some touching music from Fiona Apple called "Paper Bag".
Later in the show, we follow up on the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy – with the news that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have been brought on board for scriptwriting and production duties.
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.