Jon M. Chu (“Step Up,” “G.I. Joe Retaliation”) has signed on to return in the director’s chair for the third film in the “Now You See Me” franchise at Lionsgate.
Louis Letterier helmed the first film while Chu came onboard to direct the second which is currently targeting a June 10th release. Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli penned the screenplay for that in which the Four Horsemen illusionist team resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Jay Chou and Daniel Radcliffe star in the second. How many of them will be back for a potential third is unclear. The 2013 first film made $352 million worldwide from a $75 million budget.