EXCLUSIVE: Director Louis Leterrier Will Return for 'Now You See Me 2'

Lionsgate confirmed that a sequel is in development earlier this month for the heist thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson.

Louis Leterrier is attached to direct Now You See Me 2
Louis Leterrier is attached to direct Now You See Me 2
Earlier this month, Lionsgate confirmed that Now You See Me 2, a follow-up to this summer's Now You See Me, is currently in development for a 2014 release, although it wasn't known if director Louis Leterrier was coming back to direct.

Earlier today, I was able to speak with the filmmaker over the phone about the Blu-ray and DVD release on September 3, and the director confirmed that he is coming back for this follow-up.

Here's what he had to say about the development process.

"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.'"

The filmmaker wouldn't divulge any plot details regarding the sequel. No cast members have officially signed on yet, but it seems likely that we will see the return of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco as the Four Horseman, along with Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes.

Stay tuned for my full interview with Louis Leterrier for the Now You See Me Blu-ray and DVD release on September 3.

Now You See Me 2 comes to theaters June 10th, 2016 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu.

Now You See Me was released May 31st, 2013 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier.



Sources: Brian Gallagher

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Comments (9)

  1. Wan Muhammad

    I like Jesse Eisenberg and the other in this film.. awesome movie I ever seen.. Now You See Me 2 will be awesome awesome.. haha

    7 months agoby @Wan-MuhammadFlag

  2. Jonno Zins

    I just watched it today Sep 4, 2013 and i loved it. It Was Spectacular!!!!!!!There were just so many twists i couldn't believe it . Please Please Please make it so much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although the first one was marvelous

    1 year agoby @Jonno-ZinsFlag

  3. raghavendra

    DO NOT CHANGE THE ORIGINAL CAST OF FOUR HORSEMEN FOR THE UPCOMING SEQUEL .I liked the cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco of Four horsemen.Do not change the original cast of the four horsemen.We in India got very much involved into the cast of the four horsemen.

    1 year agoby @raghavendra-23351429Flag

  4. cvnt$top

    I watched it not so long ago. The twist ruined the movie for me a little, but it was pretty entertaining altogether...

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

  5. Superman81

    the movie performed very well and exceeded studio expectations. Was one of the better films released and I look forward to seeing the sequel.

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  6. skywise

    I liked the original. I hope the sequel is worthy.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. BERSERKER

    I was really let down by the first film, so I have zero interest in a sequel.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  8. OhhmeohhMy

    Did not like the first one. I won't like the second one. Sorry.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    I didn't think it did that well to get a Part 2!!?!?

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag