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The Gunman. Call it a prestige version of Taken. It even has the same director. The difference? In the place of Liam Neeson, The Gunman stars multiple Academy Award winner and very serious actor Sean Penn. Based on the first trailer, released today and presented for your viewing pleasure below, the story seems pretty similar. Penn plays a former killer whose past comes back to haunt him, leaving him with his back to the wall and a gun in his hand. Hard Cut to: he shoots his way out. Watch The Gunman trailer below: The hard sell for real nerds is director Pierre Morel. This guy has worked on some of the most electric and operatic action movies of the past decade. He was a cinematographer on the first two Transporter movies and Louis Leterrier’s Unleashed, he directed the French thriller District B13 and the first Taken film. He even gave us the radically insane hot »
- Neil Miller
Mark Ruffalo has tweeted a photo from the Now You See Me 2 table read, revealing for the first time the Now You See Me 2 title. Find out the name of the sequel, after the jump. Here is the photo from Instagram: Lionsgate/Summit’s Now You See Me 2, the sequel to Louis Leterrier‘s 2013 magic heist film, […]
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- Peter Sciretta
2013’s Now You See Me was one of those quiet box office successes that kind of flew under the radar. The magician-centric heist picture didn’t garner great reviews, but it opened to a solid $29.3 million and went on to gross $351.7 million worldwide. With an international hit on its hands, Lionsgate/Summit unsurprisingly put the wheels in motion for a sequel. G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu takes over from previous helmer Louis Leterrier this time around with the entire main cast returning plus Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, and Jay Chou (The Green Hornet). And now that filming is set to get underway soon, star Mark Ruffalo has revealed the official Now You See Me 2 title: Now You See Me: The Second Act. More after the jump. With pre-production on the sequel now underway, Ruffalo opted to break the news of the Now You See Me 2 »
- Adam Chitwood
As ridiculous as it was, I really enjoyed Louis Leterrier‘s Now You See Me. The idea of a heist film with magic won me over. Now You See Me 2 is preparing to move into production, and Lionsgate has officially announced the cast and offered up a plot summary.
The movie will reunite the ensemble cast from the first film with three of the four horseman returning, including Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco, alongside Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. Isla Fisher was in the first movie, but her name wasn't on the press release we received. The screenplay was written by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon. Here are the story details:
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with »
- Joey Paur
French director Jean-Patrick Benes’ post-apocalyptic tale Ares, about a free-fighter trying to keep his family safe, is beginning to entice buyers for Gaumont.
The film, which started shooting last week, has sold to South Korea (Double and Joy), Greece (Odeon), former Yugoslavia (Pa-Dora) and Turkey (Calinos).
As reported yesterday, Tiberius acquired German rights.
It marks a first feature for Benes who wrote and directed the hit TV series Kaboul Kitchen, about a French-run restaurant serving the expat community in post 9/11 Afghanistan. The programme won a Fipa d’Or at the international television festival in Biarritz in 2012.
Daniel Radcliffe has gone from being in negotiations to star in "Now You See Me 2," to being officially cast in the movie. The upcoming film is a sequel to the 2013 magic heist comedy. The Harry Potter actor, who can currently be see in "Horns," will be joined by newcomers to the franchise Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou. Members of the original ensemble Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine and Dave Franco will all reprise their roles as well. Jon M Chu is going to be directing "Now You See Me 2" from a script by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon. Louis Leterrier directed the original film. At this time we don't know much about who Radcliffe, Caplan, and Chou will play, but we do have their character names. They will be Walter, Lula, and Li, respectively. The plot as a whole is somewhat less murky »
- Josh Lasser
Over the past few months, a handful of notable actors and directors have flirted with Lionsgate/Summit’s magic heist sequel Now You See Me 2. Stars such as Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou and Daniel Radcliffe have been linked to the project — though Michael Caine outed the involvement of the latter actor — while G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu has been tipped to direct.
Today, Lionsgate has officially unveiled the full cast list for the follow-up to 2013’s surprise hit, and it turns out that all of the aforementioned talents will indeed have a role in the anticipated sequel.
We know from Caine’s aforementioned interview that Radcliffe has boarded the project to play the son to his Arthur Tressler’s character, while Jay Chou has signed on to star as Li — a role that remains overly vague at this stage.
As for Caplan, the Masters of Sex actress »
- Michael Briers
About a month ago Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe was set to play his son in Now You See Me 2 and now Lionsgate has confirmed it. Radcliffe is locked to join Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco in the sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit. Now You See Me began its theatrical run at #2 behind Fast & Furious 6, but after its $29.4 million debut, the film went on to secure over $350 million worldwide, earning the second film. Hit the jump to check out the very first official Now You See Me 2 synopsis and to find out who else is joining the cast alongside Radcliffe. First off, here’s that official synopsis: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face »
- Perri Nemiroff
Leading German independent distributor acquires action thriller, starring Ola Rapace [pictured], ahead of Afm along with three other titles.
Tiberius Film has acquired German rights to action thriller Ares from Gaumont.
Tiberius has also picked up Liv Corfixen’s documentary My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and two genre outings: Wyrmwood from Altitude Film Sales and Will Canon’s Demonic, written by James Wan and starring Maria Bello and Frank Grillo, from The Weinstein Company.
Wolfgang Carl, managing director of Tiberius Film GmbH, commented: “German action fans will be thrilled by genre hit Ares and we are very happy that we are able to continue our successful cooperation with Nicolas Winding Refn and our partners Gaumont and The Weinstein Company.” »
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Edward Norton has revealed why he didn.t play The Hulk in The Avengers, and he has basically suggested that he wouldn.t have wanted to do it anyway... even if they.d asked him. Edward Norton rebooted Bruce Banner in Louis Leterrier.s The Incredible Hulk back in 2008. While not totally terrible, the movie failed to truly connect with its intended audience, only generating $263.4 million at the box office. This poor display -- as well as a number of other creative issues between Marvel Studios, Norton and Leterrier -- resulted in Mark Ruffalo taking the part of The Hulk for Joss Whedon.s 2012 monster-hit, The Avengers. Of course his success in the film means that Norton.s time as Banner has almost been entirely dismissed. But despite the way it panned out, Norton has now told NPR that he doesn.t regret starring in the film and he.s »
With the world still relishing its first peek at the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, Edward Norton is explaining why he's put the purple pants away for good. The actor, who has been earning Oscar buzz for his role opposite Michael Keaton in the dramedy Birdman, spoke to NPR about why he did not play the Hulk in the Avengers films after having donned the green makeup for director Louis Leterrier's 2008 film The Incredible Hulk. Mark Ruffalo has taken over for Norton in the role since then. Read more Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. the Giant "A" From 'Avengers' "My feeling was that I experimented
- Ryan Gajewski
For all their success, the one franchise character Marvel has struggled with is The Hulk. After failing with 2003 iteration "Hulk" starring Eric Bana, and directed by Ang Lee, the studio hoped the combination of Louis Leterrier and star Edward Norton could do the trick with 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." Even with Robert Downey Jr. popping his head in for a final stinger at the end, everyone pretty much pretends it didn't happen. And thus, Norton's dalliance with the Marvel-verse — a rare excursion into blockbuster land for the actor — came to an end. And it was one he looks back on reflectively. "My feeling was that I experimented and experienced what I wanted to. I really, really enjoyed it. And yet, I looked at the balance of time in life that one spends not only making those sorts of films but then especially putting them out, and the obligations that rightly come with that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Art by BanHunLek Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination – a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own! Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effects” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word...Incredible! Actors: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt & Tim Blake Nelson Director: Louis Leterrier * Screenwriters: Edward Norton & Zak Penn »
How would you like to be the assistant to a Major Hollywood producer? You can get the job now by going online. You will receive a job offer and an assignment ... that will ultimately screw you out of thousands of dollars, thanks to Nigerian fraudsters.Here's the fraud by the numbers ...-- People who want to break into Hollywood post resumes on various websites. Some of them get an email from people claiming to be major Hollywood players, »
- TMZ Staff
What better way to hype up a heist film based on magic, than by casting the most famous wizard of all, Daniel Radcliffe. Now You See Me became a box-office surprise hit last year and a sequel was planned almost instantly. It starred a group of illusionists and magicians whose grandiose shows eventually lead to crime in a ‘rob from the rich’ kind of fashion. Michael Caine, the cruel insurance man from the first film, is set to reprise his role (probably looking for revenge), and has revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will play his son. Speaking to HeyUGuys, Caine had this to say:
There’s a sequel to Now You See Me and we’re shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it’d be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It gleamed the news from Michael Caine, who was asked what he was up to next. "There's a sequel to Now You See Me and we're shooting in London", he told the site. "And my son is Harry Potter! I thought it'd be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe, as father and son".
Jon M Chu is taking over director duties from Louis Leterrier for Now You See Me 2, which has been scheduled for a summer 2016 release. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo and Isla Fisher are all expected to return.
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Michael Caine is quoted as telling HeyUGuys that the Harry Potter actor will appear as his son in the sequel.
"There's a sequel to Now You See Me and we're shooting in London," Caine explained.
"I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it'd be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son."
The sequel to the heist thriller will be directed by Jon M Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation), who replaces Louis Leterrier.
The movie earned more than $350 million (£217m) worldwide following its release in May 2013. It was made on a budget of $75m (£46m).
We have a look at some of the more obscure comic book movie ideas which nearly made it to the big screen…
We've recently been investigating the pile of nearly-made-its in the ever-growing world of cinematic comic book adaptations. You could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood will strap wads of cash to any old comic book writer who stumbles past their door, but so far we’ve written approximately 5,000 words that say otherwise.
First, we delved into DC’s chequered past and found heaps of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman projects that we’ll sadly never get to see (and some other projects we’re quite glad we’ll never have to sit through). We then did the same for Marvel, unearthing plans for a Paul McCartney Silver Surfer rock opera, James Cameron’s bizarre Spider-Man script ideas and an amazingly-cast Dazzler animation from the 1980s.
Now, we turn our »
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and now the Guardians of the Galaxy are all international movie stars, but one Marvel staple hasn’t had as much success as his comrades. That would be Bruce Banner/The Hulk, whose two solo outings have been a mixed bag in terms of critical and commercial reception. Ang Lee’s 2003 version grossed just $132.1 million in the States, while Louis Leterrier’s 2008 reboot (part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon) didn’t fare much better at $134.8 million – and it cost about $20 million more.
Those numbers are a far cry from similar genre titles, whether they come from Disney, Fox, Sony, or Warner Bros. ...
- Chris Agar
Lionsgate has announced that the Now You See Me sequel is set for a June 10th, 2016 release. As well as a release date they announced that cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all be reprising their roles. John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has also been confirmed as the director, replacing original director Louis Leterrier.
Now You See Me was released in the summer of 2013 and made over $350 million at the global box office. With a successful intake at the box office and a great cast there is no surprise that the film has earned a sequel. Now You See Me 2 has a lot of competition for the summer of 2016 though, as well as sharing a release date with Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the video game Uncharted.
Will you check out Now You See Me 2 when it is released? »
- Thomas Roach
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