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As one of the few people who sorta guiltily enjoyed "Now You See Me," I certainly didn't ask for sequel. But that's just what's happening next summer with "Now You See Me: The Second Act." Lionsgate is so certain that audiences will enjoy the magician heist follow-up, they're already plotting a third entry. During a conference call with analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed, "We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3.'" That seems like a simpler way of saying, "If the second movie does well, we'll have everything in place to roll with a third," and given the surprise success of the first movie, it's probably a good idea. But whether 'You See' was a one hit wonder or something with viable franchise legs, we'll just have to wait and see. But in case anyone at the studio is reading, here's my proposed title for next movie: "Now You 3 Me. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This year, Lionsgate finds itself in the same position that Warner Bros. was in a few years back. Its golden goose franchise—The Hunger Games—is coming to an end, and the studio is trying to find ways to bolster up its slate. Given that Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1 were the #1 and #2 movies, respectively, of 2013 and 2014, it’s certainly gonna hurt not to have that kind of revenue coming in next year. But the studio is doing all it can to get some new franchises going, and fresh off this morning’s news that Now You See Me 3 is already in development comes word that the studio’s upcoming adaptation of The Odyssey will span a number of films. We learned last month that director Francis Lawrence—who has helmed every Hunger Games film except the first—is reteaming with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate on an »
- Adam Chitwood
Pay attention, do not take your eyes off this screen: Where once there was just one forthcoming Now You See Me sequel, now, suddenly, through the power of money, there are two! On an earnings call today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed his plans to conjure up a trilogy for the 2013 Jesse Eisenberg vehicle, which grossed over $350 million worldwide without having a superhero, giant robot, or even a colon in its title. It's as if magic were real after all! Feltheimer did not hint at any plans for the title of the final installment, but you have to guess Now You 3 Me is on the table. »
- Nate Jones
Even though the film was painfully disappointing considering its outstanding cast, Now You See Me was a bit hit for Lionsgate, and the studio has moved forward on Now You See Me 2. Even though the sequel, officially titled Now You See Me: The Second Act, won’t arrive until next summer, the studios is now developing Now You See Me 3. Variety reports that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts, “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,” during a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings. Production recently wrapped on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, and Daniel Radcliffe, and it will be interesting to see how the cast for the sequel lines up. The sequel lost Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, and Melanie Laurent, but gained Caplan and Radcliffe. If Lionsgate wants to make this a legit franchise, »
- Matt Goldberg
Despite the fact that Now You See Me 2 isn’t hitting theaters for another year, Lionsgate is raring to go on Now You See Me 3. The studio confirms it’s already entered the “early planning” stages for the threequel, now that Now You See Me 2 has wrapped production. Hit the jump for more about […]
The post Lionsgate Announces ‘Now You See Me 3′ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
They haven’t got Now You See Me 2 in cinemas yet – indeed that movie is a year off release, but Lionsgate are already planning Now You See Me 3 as the studio works to focus in more on their franchise opportunities.
The word, via Variety, is that Lionsgate is expecting Now You See Me 2 to top the $350 million in earnings from the first film in the series, that saw Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star.
- Paul Heath
CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday in response to a question during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Our deal with Francis contemplates more than one movie,” he said.
Lawrence took over directing duties on the final three “Hunger Games” movies (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2”) after Gary Ross exited following the first film. Jacobson has also produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.
“The Odyssey” is believed to have been »
- Dave McNary
From humble sleeper hit to bona fide series, the story behind Lionsgate’s Now You See Me franchise has been one riddled with success, and even though The Second Act isn’t set to slink into theaters until 2016, the studio has went one step further to greenlight a third installment in the crime caper franchise.
Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the studio has entered the “early planning” stage in relation to the threequel, and a Now You See Me 3 dovetails with the company’s plan to double down on bankable franchises. Back in 2013, the original movie pulled in an impressive $350 million at the worldwide box office off the back of a $75 million budget, and Lionsgate will be hoping to increase this profit margin moving forward.
In fact, it’s a trend seen across the studio’s roster of IP, what with the »
- Michael Briers
“Now You See Me: The Second Act” doesn’t hit theaters until June 2016, but Lionsgate is already working on a sequel. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” studio CEO Jon Feltheimer said Friday during a call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Now You See Me,” a magical crime caper starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, was a sleeper hit in 2013. See video: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Fight Zombie Kids in 'Cooties' Trailer Although it grossed just under $30 million its opening weekend, »
- Greg Gilman
Lionsgate is working on a third installment for the Summit Entertainment hit movie Now You See Me. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts during an earnings call Friday that another sequel is in "early planning" at the studio. Feltheimer predicted that the box office gross for Now You See Me 2, to bow in June 2016, will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide take for the original movie about magicians who perform heists. Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for Now You See Me 2, which is directed by
- Etan Vlessing
Feltheimer said production has wrapped on “Now You See Me 2.” Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher.
Feltheimer said Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original comedy caper in 2013.
Lionsgate has seen strong performances from its “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises and »
- Dave McNary
Along with discussing a potential third film in the "Now You See Me" franchise, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed during an earnings call on Friday that plans are underway for another major franchise that the studio hopes to launch.
Last month it was revealed that Lionsgate will develop a film version of Homer's classic 8th century B.C. tale "The Odyssey". The story centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy.
In Feltheimer's call though, it has been revealed that their plan has been expanded into a potential franchise and that Lawrence's deal "contemplates more than one movie".
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed that they are working on a third instalment in the magician heist thriller series "Now You See Me" despite the first sequel not opening for another year.
During an quarterly earnings call Friday, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts that a third film is in "early planning" at the studio and he predicts the second film will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide haul of the first film
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for the second film which Jon M. Chu will helm from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate is not messing around, people. In 2013, the magical caper Now You See Me went on to gross $350 million worldwide and a sequel was soon greenlit. Now You See Me: The Second Act isn't even set to hit theaters for another year but that is not stopping the studio from beginning development on a third film in the franchise. Variety reports that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer divulged plans for the third film during a recent conference call. Lionsgate is counting on the stellar »
- Alex Maidy
Today has already brought us some Suicide Squad set photos featuring Jared Leto’s Joker [see here and here], and now we have some alleged promo art from Warner’s other DC movie of 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which sees the Dark Knight duking it out with the Man of Steel…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, »
- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures has finally released the first trailer for their long-awaited Jem and the Holograms, after the poster debuted just hours ago and new photos surfaced yesterday. This live action adventure is adapted from the hit animated TV series of the same name, starring Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Aurora Perrineau as Shana. Will the new generation love Jem and her friends as much as those growing up in the 1980s?
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures' Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice. Jem and her sisters embark »
We’ve already seen some concept art for Wonder Woman from next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now thanks to Umberto Gonzalez we’ve got another look at some alleged promo art featuring Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess, which you can see right here…
See Also: Batwing concept art from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias »
- Gary Collinson
We caught a glimpse of the new Batwing in the first teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now thanks to El Mayimbe we have some alleged concept art for the vehicle, which you can see right here…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg »
- Gary Collinson
If you haven’t already seen The Flickering Myth Movie Show episode 3, here’s a passive aggressive reminder. It’s, like, totally been live since Sunday. Check it out.
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In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative »
- Oli Davis
The studio made the disclosure May 6 in an 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and said the extension had gone into effect April 1.
Beeks joined Lionsgate as part of its 2003 acquisition of Artisan Entertainment, where he had been an executive since 1998. He became co-chief operating officer in 2007 and president of the motion picture group in 2012, when he signed a long-term employment agreement.
As motion picture group president, he’s reported to co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger and overseen the financial and planning decisions for films, which have included the “Hunger Games,” “Now You See Me” and “Divergent” franchises. Lionsgate became the first independent studio to top $1 billion in annual domestic grosses in 2012.
The filing said Beeks will continue to oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives »
- Dave McNary
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