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Jon M. Chu Named Frontrunner to Direct 'Now You See Me' Sequel

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June 12, 2014

Now You See Me

After directing the surprise summer heist hit Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier will not be returning to the director's chair for the developing sequel at Summit Entertainment, despite being attached to the film last August. Instead, The Wrap reports G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has been named as the frontrunner to direct a script from Edward Ricourt & Boaz Yakin and Ed Solomon. That means it's not a done deal, and he could just as easily fall through, but he's a solid choice to continue the saga of these four magicians now turned into master thieves and keeping it fresh. But we still don't know the story.

So far, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo are all expected to return, but their deals don't seem to be closed yet. The end of the last film saw The Four Horseman being drawn into a special inner circle of magicians, after it was revealed that the FBI agent played by Mark Ruffalo was not who he appeared to be the whole time. There were no hints as to where a sequel could go, mostly because there was no guarantee the film would be a hit. Considering how much Chu improved the G.I. Joe franchise, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do if he ends up with the job.

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  • mooreworthy
    Maybe they can have more exposition on the characters. I know they had a quick intro, but I never really cared for the characters, therefore not enjoying the outcome. That's just me though.
  • DAVIDPD
    Barf. The first one was a huge time waster.
  • DJ Jack Ryan Hardy
    The first movie was just an entire waste of my own time with it's ridiculous twists and turns. Now they want to waste my own time even more with a sequel. Pass. Chu didn't improve the G.I Joe franchise, it was the same movie as the first one. Oh yeah Snake Eyes obviously gets the most awesome scene in the film again. But lets waste actors such as Bruce Willis and have the ending battle scene a lackluster fight between The Rock and Ray Stevenson and lets just not give Cobra Commander the spotlight because it's not like he leads Cobra right? Yeah I could go on about 100 more things wrong with G.I Joe 2 just like the first movie.

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