The Now You See Me franchise officially has its third installment on the way and the renowned American director, Ruben Fleischer is going to be taking the reins for directing the movie. Lionsgate confirmed the news of the Venom director directing Now You See Me 3 on Thursday.
Louis Leterrier directed the very first part of the movie, which was released in 2013, and its sequel which premiered three years later in 2016, was directed by Jon M. Chu. Now the third part of the film is in the making with Fleischer on the team.
Ruben Fleischer will be directing Now You See Me 3
Fleischer seems excited to be a part of the franchise, especially because he has already worked with two members of the cast, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in his 2009 film, Zombieland, and its sequel as well.
“There are three things in this world I absolutely love… Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and magic“, Fleischer said while talking about his latest project. “To have the chance to work with these two talented actors, as well as the rest of the incredible cast of the Now You See Me movies is a dream come true.”
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He also talked about his endless admiration for heist dramas and why he’s “a lifelong fan of heist movies.”
“I love getting drawn in by the twists and the mystery where nothing is what it seems”, he stated. “And that’s even more true when the thieves are magicians – the opportunities are endless.”
Fleischer further acknowledged the screenwriter of the movie, Eric Warren Singer for coming up with such a “fresh and exciting way into a new movie”, and for writing just as wonderful characters as well.
Ruben Fleischer is the perfect pick for directing Now You See Me 3
Nathan Kahane, the president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, sang high praises of Fleischer and why he’s the best choice for directing Now You See Me 3.
“Ruben has proven time and again that he has a special talent with character-driven blockbuster entertainment”, he pointed out. “He delivers big excitement while ultimately keeping the focus on the characters audiences care about.”
Kahane then went on to mention how the “dream team” is working on the film and told fans that “the wait is almost over”, hinting toward its release in the foreseeable future. It is possible that this could mean the film might premiere in 2023, but nobody can tell for sure until official confirmation has been given.
No other official details about the film have been revealed.