Lionsgate CEO has confirmed that “Now You See Me” sequel is set to start production in September. No words yet on which original cast members will be returning.
DEADLINE.COM – Shooting on the follow-up to last year’s sleeper hit Now You See Me will take place in the U.S., Europe, and Asia “to capitalize on the property’s international appeal, with most of the original cast returning, and some exciting new additions,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts this morning in a call to discuss the company’s fiscal Q3 earnings.
He added later that execs “absolutely see it as a franchise. We’re going to add some cast to it. We see it as an ongoing situation.” Execs pushed the theme of Lionsgate as an incubator for franchises; Feltheimer says the company has “an ability to assemble and mine the richest and most diverse portfolios of [intellectual property] in the industry.” He considers upcoming films Gods Of Egypt, Chaos Walking, and Mordecai (“a character that Johnny Depp loves,” he says) as “potential franchises — later adding The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel to the list plus “another one we hope to announce shortly.”
Dave Franco talks male nudity in his new movie ‘Townies’ and working with big brother James Franco in an upcoming project.
Spencer Fornaciari of The MacGuffin interviews actor Dave Franco from the crime thriller Now You See Me.
You’ve spent a little time in Chicago at Lolla the last few years. What do you remember about those experiences?
That’s a good question. [Laughs]
Yeah. I remember the weather being pretty damn good and walking away from this city and being like, “This is the greatest city on earth.” And my buddy who lives here he’s like, “[Bleep] you; come here in the winter.” We had a good time at Lollapalooza.
Will you be back this year?
I don’t think I can make it this year, but last year won’t be my last one.
The headliners are weak; this is the year to miss.
Is it really? Who are the headliners this year?
Vampire Weekend, who has been here. The Killers, who have been here twice. The National, who I like, but is too depressing for a headliner.
I hear ya, I hear ya. Have you seen the National live, though?
RedEye’s Matt Pais interviews Dave Franco about his new film, his brother and more. Franco also whips cards at RedEye photographer Lenny Gilmore.
A mesmerizing new movie opens this Friday that will keep everyone at the edge of their seats, all the while playing tricks with your mind. Now You See Me is a cat-and-mouse story about a super-crew of the world’s best illusionists, known as the The Four Horsemen, who pull off a daring series of heists in front of captivated audiences, with the FBI in hot pursuit. The movie features a stellar cast including Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and our first guest today! Dave Franco plays one of the the four horsemen, and he’s here with a few tricks and surprises up his sleeves.
In this exclusive interview, the cast of Now You See Me discuss the movie and their characters. Hear more from the whole cast and about the magic of making the film.