Louis Leterrier has confirmed with The Playlist that he will direct Now You See Me for Summit Entertainment.
Boaz Yakin (Prince of Persia, Remember The Titans) and Ed Ricourt wrote the screenplay while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Eagle Eye, Star Trek) are producing. Yakin and Bobby Cohen will executive produce.
After gaining an early experience on martial arts based action films like The Transporter and Unleashed, Louis Leterrier walked on top of the water and turned The Incredible Hulk in a moderate hit while his Clash of the Titans remake became a global sensation. Once the film grossed nearly a half billion dollars worldwide, the French filmmaker was informally being considered to follow up with the James Cameron produced Fantastic Voyage remake, which ultimately went to Shawn Levy, but has officially selected Summit Entertainment’s developing crime thriller “Now You See Me.”
Now You See Me involves an FBI squad in a deadly game of cat and mouse on the trail of an amazing team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who do well a series of daring bank heists during their performances and showers the profits on to their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. They’re like modern day Robin Hoods, except they take from wise people who put their money in banks, and give to rich people who waste their money buying tickets to expensive magic shows.
If you can hang up your doubt for the set-up, it sounds like it could be a lot of fun.That certainly doesn’t like any heist film we’ve seen before. Leterrier seemed very excited and told us about the project:
It’s amazing. Only great people involved.
Leterrier confirms to The Playlist that he’s still attached to Gravity, a hi-concept disaster movie where the Earth ends spinning and loses its gravitational pull. Besides, Clash 2 is currently set to shoot early next year with Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton reprising their roles. Battle: Los Angeles, which stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, opens in theaters March 11th, 2011.
“Now You See Me” comes to theaters on June 7th, 2013. Could you believe?