It is reported that franchise-friendly filmmaker Ruben Fleischer is joining yet another movie project as the director of Now You See Me 3.
The third entry in the magic-focused series was produced by Lionsgate and debuted in 2013. It included Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson from Fleischer’s Zombieland as well as Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Morgan Freeman.
The Lego Batman Movie screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has joined the project as well. The first version of the script was written by Eric Warren. The latest episode will bring back familiar faces and introduce brand-new participants to the realm of the Four Horseman illusionists.
The first film, directed by Louis Leterrier, and the 2016 follow-up, directed by John M. Chu, brought in a total of $687 million.
The most recent films Fleischer worked on were Venom, Zombieland 2, and Uncharted. “There are three things in this world I truly adore,” the filmmaker declared in a statement, “Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and magic. It is a dream come true to get the chance to work with these two outstanding performers and the rest of the amazing Now You See Me cast.
Secret Hideout’s Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman will produce. Chisom Ude and Meredith Wieck are in charge of supervision for Lionsgate.