- Now You See Me 3 is moving forward at Lionsgate with a fresh perspective from director Ruben Fleischer.
- Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Morgan Freeman are expected to return for the third installment.
- Ruben Fleischer’s filmography demonstrates his ability to mix action, comedy, and visual effects, making him a perfect fit for the franchise.
It’s been seven years since we last experienced the magical world of Now You See Me, and after a long-awaited confirmation, Lionsgate is finally moving forward with the third film in the franchise. The original film, directed by Louis Leterrier, grossed over $351 million globally on a $75 million budget. The sequel, helmed by Jon M. Chu, received mixed reviews but still managed to generate $335 million in box office revenue.
According to Screen Daily, Now You See Me 3 is now moving forward with Ruben Fleischer, known for his work on Zombieland and Venom, as director. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Morgan Freeman are expected to reprise their roles from the previous installments. The films center around a group of skilled illusionists evading the FBI while pulling off daring heists.
While Leterrier and Chu successfully brought the first two films to life, a change in direction for the third installment could provide a rejuvenating impact on the franchise. Fleischer, having worked previously with Eisenberg and Harrelson on Zombieland, seems a perfect fit for the task. His filmography includes a mixture of action, comedy, and visually stunning effects, all crucial elements for a successful installment in the Now You See Me series.
Fleischer’s work has spanned from television to blockbuster films, earning praise from both audiences and critics alike. His latest project, an adaptation of the video game Uncharted, stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas. With his directorial expertise, there’s a strong chance that Now You See Me 3 will be a captivating and thrilling addition to the franchise.