With the second film in the magician-heist series still nearly two months away, a third Now You See Me movie is well into development, and now the prospective sequel has a director.
EW has confirmed that Jon M. Chu, the director of Now You See Me 2 (out June 10), will return for the third installment in the series.
Now You See Me 2 doesn’t open in theaters until June 10, 2016, but that isn’t stopping the magic from continuing. EW has confirmed that Lionsgate is already developing a third installment in the franchise, Now You See Me 3.
According to Variety, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer made the announcement during a Friday conference call while discussing quarterly earnings, saying, “We’ve already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.” The announcement comes as part of Lionsgate’s ongoing strategy to focus on building franchises, thanks to the widely popular films like The Hunger Games and Twilight.
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