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Magician thriller Now You See Me with Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo getting a sequel

08.09.2013

This summer's surprise hit NOW YOU SEE ME is apparently getting a sequel, according to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, who says the pic is being "pencilled in" for a 2014 release. In a summer of underperformers (THE LONE RANGER, THE WOLVERINE, PACIFIC RIM), NOW YOU SEE ME has done well for itself, benefitting from a lower budget ($75 million) and a solid, yet affordable cast, making $115 million domestically since its debut and pulling in an impressive $119 million overseas. Feltheimer trumpeted foreign sales as a big piece of the success (which has also helped PACIFIC RIM as well), saying:

"This is a perfect example of how we're benefiting from the unique international infrastructure of output deals, joint ventures and self-distribution we've set in place to maximize value and minimize risk,"

Directed by Louis Leterrier (THE INCREDIBLE HULK), NOW YOU SEE ME starred Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. No word on who may return for the sequel, let alone write and direct, but with the money talkin' the way it is, the magic will happen (again) regardless it seems. This is one of those summer films I meant to see, but "slipped through the cracks" so I can't speak to how good it is, but the reviews were split, but it looks like a lot of fun. Now, I WILL see you.

What do you think? Does profit alone merit a sequel?

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3:23AM on 08/11/2013
The movie was okay, could have been better if Melanie Laurant and Mark Ruffalo had better chemistry.
The movie was okay, could have been better if Melanie Laurant and Mark Ruffalo had better chemistry.
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9:34PM on 08/09/2013
You know, I haven't watched this movie yet, but when I first saw trailers for it, I had a sneaky suspicion that it might be unexpectedly good.
You know, I haven't watched this movie yet, but when I first saw trailers for it, I had a sneaky suspicion that it might be unexpectedly good.
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8:16PM on 08/09/2013

so this gets a sequel and yet

....here we sit with no 'dredd' sequel on the horizon. sigh.
....here we sit with no 'dredd' sequel on the horizon. sigh.
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9:36PM on 08/09/2013
Ye of little patience; we received one great Dredd movie, after one awful Dredd movie. It took some time, but another will come.
Ye of little patience; we received one great Dredd movie, after one awful Dredd movie. It took some time, but another will come.
7:52AM on 08/10/2013
Well, Dredd did about $35M worldwide, NYSM did about $200M MORE... Don't look further
Well, Dredd did about $35M worldwide, NYSM did about $200M MORE... Don't look further
4:19PM on 08/09/2013

Ehhh..

I thought this movie was the epitome of just "OK". It was entertaining enough to where i never felt bored but at the same time i wasn't loving what i was watching. Its just one of those movies you feel good about watching as a rental but kinda jipped if you saw it in theaters. Thought the twist at the end of the story setup a far more interesting premise than what we were given to begin with. The magic aspect of Burt Wonderstone was better than this and thats not saying much.
I thought this movie was the epitome of just "OK". It was entertaining enough to where i never felt bored but at the same time i wasn't loving what i was watching. Its just one of those movies you feel good about watching as a rental but kinda jipped if you saw it in theaters. Thought the twist at the end of the story setup a far more interesting premise than what we were given to begin with. The magic aspect of Burt Wonderstone was better than this and thats not saying much.
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7:58AM on 08/10/2013
The 'magic' aspect of Wonderstone was all SFX and for comedy.
Here, real performers did their tricks on stage (some not yet in their shows), to have as less as possible CGI SFX and more practical effects.
The 'magic' aspect of Wonderstone was all SFX and for comedy.
Here, real performers did their tricks on stage (some not yet in their shows), to have as less as possible CGI SFX and more practical effects.
2:13PM on 08/09/2013
I enjoyed Now You See Me and thought it was much better than I thought it would have been and the surprise twist at the end was a nice touch. Made me from disliking the Four Horsemen to totally loving then by the end of the film.

I hope the entire cast comes back (Horsemen and Ruffalo) since that was a huge factor on why the first one was so much fun.
I enjoyed Now You See Me and thought it was much better than I thought it would have been and the surprise twist at the end was a nice touch. Made me from disliking the Four Horsemen to totally loving then by the end of the film.

I hope the entire cast comes back (Horsemen and Ruffalo) since that was a huge factor on why the first one was so much fun.
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4:37PM on 08/09/2013
"Oh man, sorry for beating your ass" lol
"Oh man, sorry for beating your ass" lol
1:27PM on 08/09/2013

NO !

This film was one of this summer's best surprise, but it was meant to be a one time trick... No sequel intended, not needed. The perfect kind of movie where a sequel will only hurt the first one...
This film was one of this summer's best surprise, but it was meant to be a one time trick... No sequel intended, not needed. The perfect kind of movie where a sequel will only hurt the first one...
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1:24PM on 08/09/2013
This movie was so bad, it's sad we get a sequel to crap like this and not dredd. Hollywood needs to grow a set.
This movie was so bad, it's sad we get a sequel to crap like this and not dredd. Hollywood needs to grow a set.
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1:23PM on 08/09/2013

2014? really?

I am fine with a sequel but a year later? no way....Don't go that route please....
I am fine with a sequel but a year later? no way....Don't go that route please....
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1:04PM on 08/09/2013
Good, the first was fuckin' awesome. Hopefully they go into more detail about The Eye.
Good, the first was fuckin' awesome. Hopefully they go into more detail about The Eye.
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12:53PM on 08/09/2013
Hmm. I didn't mind the film, it was entertaining and it did have a great cast (even if they weren't put to the best use) but it's the kind of movie that you walk out of feeling the director had just pulled a fast one on you - though I guess that was the point of the film. I think the story did wrap up quite neatly, though I guess they could explore (Spoilers!) the secret society the Horesemen were inducted into.
Hmm. I didn't mind the film, it was entertaining and it did have a great cast (even if they weren't put to the best use) but it's the kind of movie that you walk out of feeling the director had just pulled a fast one on you - though I guess that was the point of the film. I think the story did wrap up quite neatly, though I guess they could explore (Spoilers!) the secret society the Horesemen were inducted into.
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