Louis Leterrier Returning to Direct 'Now You See Me' Sequel at Summit
by Ethan Anderton
August 28, 2013
Earlier this month, we learned that Summit Entertainment was beginning development on a sequel to Now You See Me. While we're hoping for a title like Now You Don't as opposed to the Now You See Me Too, the one thing we know for certain about the sequel is that director Louis Leterrier will be back to direct. ComingSoon has the story that Lionsgate and Summit will bring Leterrier back for the sequel after speaking with the director today. In fact, he revealed that a scene was shot that set up a sequel, but they decided not to jinx the first film and it ended up on the cutting room floor. But you will still get to see it.
The Blu-Ray/DVD release of the film on September 3rd will have a longer cut of the film, and the sequel set-up scene will be included after the credits. As for the state of the sequel, the director says:
"I'm currently, not writing, but we're coming up with the story, the plot, the everything, the twist and the new characters and everything. It was always at least a diptych, two movies, to tell one long story, so yeah, I'm very much involved in it. I don't know if it's going to be my next movie. I know we want to do it pretty fast but I might be able to do another movie in between."
It's nice to hear that there were plans for a sequel before the film did well at the box office, so the decision wasn't solely made on box office greed. The question is whether or not Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco will all be back for the sequel, and if Mark Ruffalo will come along too. We're bettering the latter won't be able to if the film gets off the ground next year because he has to shoot The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We're not sure what Harrelson's schedule is like with The Hunger Games franchise, but that might create some scheduling issues. We'll do our best to keep you updated.