It has been 4 years since the second Now You See Me movie was released in June 2016. The film reunites The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco) as they are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
The film grossed $334.8M worldwide, a little less than the $351.7M the first one earned in 2013.
Now, it looks like Lionsgate is going ahead with Now You See Me 3 with American Hustle writer Eric Warren Singer attached to work on the script.
“Eric has always been fascinated with the fine art of deception and illusion in all of its forms and he came to us with a great story that takes the mythology of ‘Now You See Me’ and pushes The Four Horsemen to a whole new level with our key returning cast and new characters,” said Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “The ‘Now You See Me’ franchise has been built on keeping the audience surprised and guessing. Any great magician knows, you can’t keep doing the same tricks. And Eric and his team of illusionists have something special up their sleeve for this new film.
Full report from Variety here: https://variety.com/2020/film/news/now-you-see-me-3-lionsgate-american-hustle-eric-warren-singer-1234592240/