Louis Leterrier Directing Illusionists Heist Thriller 'Now You See Me'

February 17, 2011
Source: The Playlist

Louis Leterrier

This sounds awesome! Director Louis Leterrier gets a bad rap for both The Incredible Hulk and last year's Clash of the Titans, but I still think he is a great director and I'm always looking forward to whatever he has coming up. The Playlist reports, with confirmation from Leterrier, that he'll next be directing a heist movie called Now You See Me for Summit, with an original script written by Boaz Yakin (The Rookie, Death in Love, Prince of Persia) & Edward Ricourt. Here's the great concept: a crack FBI squad is caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of bank heists during their performances and shower the profits on their audiences. Oh and Kurtzman/Orci are producing!

This couldn't sound any more amazing. I'm a sucker for anything with magicians (think The Prestige) and I love heist movies, so mixing these two together is exactly what I've always wanted to see. Plus, I know that Leterrier can actually direct well and has a lot of effects experience, which I'm sure will be key to pulling this off. "It's amazing. Only great people involved," Leterrier tells Playlist. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are also producing this at their Kurtzman/Orci banner, and writer Boaz Yakin and Bobby Cohen will executive produce. Leterrier also remains attached to the crazy sci-fi project about Earth losing its gravity called, well, Gravity (not the same as Alfonso Cuaron's movie), but tells Playlist that it's "a bit of way off just yet." So it sounds like Now You See Me is next, which is fine by me, I already can't wait for it. Anyone else excited?

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I'm not trying to question your belief in him being a good director... but the only real good movie he's done was Unleashed, and even then it was nothing special. Everything else was garbage (except the Incredible Hulk, which was fun).... how are you so certain that he's a great director? I'm not bashing your opinion, but rather, I am genuinely interested in hearing your opinion. Yay for discussion!! 😀

Chazzy on Feb 18, 2011


Clash of the Titans was a dog, no avoiding that one. But I thought The Incredible Hulk was very strong, and The Transporter 2 is one of the best genre films of the last decade. Leterrier has a familiarity for the kinetic that few directors can match. So hopefully he pulls his shit together.

Lebowski on Feb 18, 2011


He can direct good action, Ill give him that.

Cody W. on Feb 18, 2011

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