Several years ago Summit’s modestly budgeted, magician-themed heist thriller “Now You See Me” surprised everyone with the film going on to gross $351 million worldwide. With the studio hungry for more franchises as their “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” cash cows meet their maker, it comes as little surprise that a follow-up was quickly greenlit.
Isla Fisher is out this time but pretty much everyone else – Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Dave Franco – are back and are joined by Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe in new roles. Set a year after the events of the first film, The Four Horsemen now face off against a new adversary and become involved in an even bigger heist.
Jon M. Chu replaces Louis Letterier as director on the film which will open June 10th.