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While the sequel to the 2013's Now You See Me won't be hitting big screens until Summer 2016, a third movie is already on the cards. The sequel, called Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, will see Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco team up again (Isla Fisher won't be back) as The Four Horsemen, who are master illusionists and thieves all rolled into one. Jay Chou, Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe are also on board for the sequel and presumably much of the cast will return for a third outing. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer was talking up the company's earning profile with a bunch of analysts and announced the third outing. We have to be honest, we didn't see that one coming, but the original was throughly enjoyable and as long as they don't tinker with the successful formula too much, then bring it on! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Despite the fact that "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," the fifth installment in the franchise, won't hit theaters until July, Paramount Pictures has already started work on the sixth installment. It's not really surprising that the studio would be confident in moving forward, since the fourth film, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" grossed almost $700 million worldwide back in 2011. It's possible that the fifth film is tracking very well. What's a bit more surprising is that Lionsgate has already greenlit the third "Now You See Me" movie. The first installment hit theaters in 2013 and earned $352 million worldwide. A sequel is now in development, but won't be released until June 10th, 2016. »
Lionsgate has high hopes for its 2016 sequel, Now You See Me 2, which it hopes will build on the $350m gross for 2013's surprise hit. The sequel has added Daniel Radcliffe to its cast (which also includes returnees Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco), although Isla Fisher's pregnancy means she's missing from episode two.
But there's a sporting chance her Now You See Me days are not over. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer has revealed that the firm is already in the early planning stages for Now You See Me 3, and Fisher may well thus return in that way.
The surprise success of the first stage-magicians-pulling-a-heist thriller Now You See Me naturally led to the greenlight for a second film, which is a year away from release. But Lionsgate is apparently already so confident in the sequel that it has announced that a third film is in development. Speaking in the context of a less-than-sexy call with analysts to talk up the company’s earning profile, Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer announced that he and his team were already planning a third outing, which will surely end up being called Now You See Three, unless they don’t like laughter or fun.The original, which saw Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco as performers The Four Horsemen recruited for a series of daring robberies with an ulterior motive, took in less than $30 million on its opening weekend, but eventually made more than $351 million worldwide. The sequel, called »
The new project was recently announced as part of Lionsgate's strategy to focus on franchises.
The CEO also said that production had finished on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which will be released in both Us and UK cinemas on June 10, 2016.
Watch a trailer for 2013's Now You See Me below: »
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
Now You See Me 3 is already in the works. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is not a sleight of hand or an illusion. This is happening, people, and we.re still more than a year away before the second film hits theaters. This means that the semi-decent magician-heist film is now becoming a trilogy. As reported by Variety, the news of Now You See Me 3 was announced during a Lionsgate company conference call to discuss quarterly earnings with analysts. CEO Jon Feltheimer stated that the studio has already begun early work on the third installment, as they expect Now You See Me 2 to pull in a hefty amount of box office dough. The first film debuted to mixed reviews and currently stands at 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, which, if you remember how high school grades work, means it failed. However, it made more than $351 million worldwide with a production »
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 […]
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- 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
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