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Get ready to see them … again.
With its worldwide box office chugging towards the $250 million mark (it currently sits at $233 million), the Louis Leterrier-directed magic heist film “Now You See Me” is getting a sequel, though there is no word on a plot or if even screenwriters have been hired.
But Lionsgate/Summit are enthusiastic about it, and are already talking a 2014 release date, says THR.
The original starred Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson as magicians who rob from the rich and give to the poor, with Mark Ruffalo playing a G-Man hot on their tail. Batman buddies Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine also figured into the film’s plot.
After capping off at $115 million domestically, the film has steadily performed well overseas, pulling in $117 million so far from a $75 million budget. It has since tripled its budget, and is still set to open in lucrative markets like China, Australia and Japan.