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Louis Leterrier To Direct Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Spoof 'Grimsby'; Nanni Moretti & Jerzy Skolimowski Prep New Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 2:06 PM
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After making his name with string of action flicks and fantasy adventures—"Transporter 2," "The Incredible Hulk" and this summer's surprise hit "Now You See Me"—Louis Leterrier is going to try something a little bit different: comedy. The director has signed on to helm Sacha Baron Cohen in the spy spoof "Grimsby."

Louis Leterrier Will Return To Direct 'Now You See Me' Sequel; 'Act Of Valor 2' Is Happening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 10:57 AM
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While many expressed surprise at the news earlier this month that "Now You See Me" was getting a sequel, looking at the numbers, it's hard not to see why. The film quietly banked nearly $300 million worldwide, which is pretty damn solid for an ensemble magician movie without a Brad Pitt-type A-lister anywhere in sight. And Summit is sticking with the man who helped make it happen.

Review: 'Now You See Me' Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 5:02 PM
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David Copperfield once famously quipped to Johnny Carson, that the difference between a trick and an illusion is "about $40,000." And certainly, in recent years magic has gone from something defined by either birthday party tricksters or arena selling professionals, into a piece of slick entertainment that also includes legitimate street performers, reality show stars and much more. (In fact, one of the best in the world right now might be a guy you never heard of named Apollo Robbins). And it's against this new face of the industry where "Now You See Me" starts (as partially seen in the opening four minutes that dropped online), with a group of random performers -- ranging from the skyscraper theatrics of J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) to the mentalism hustle of Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) -- individually and mysteriously brought together by a shadowy figure for what becomes the ultimate illusion.

Hal Hartley To Close Off 'Henry Fool' Trilogy With 'Ned Rifle,' Louis Leterrier Reteaming With Luc Besson For 'Sea At War'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 16, 2013 12:40 PM
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Hal Hartley’s recent work hasn’t been as high profile as his films back in the ‘90s, but it looks like the director is back in action yet again, with a continuation of one of his best known pictures. This time, the project is “Ned Rifle,” which is a follow-up to his previous films “Henry Fool” and “Fay Grim.” Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, and Thomas J. Ryan are all returning to reprise their characters, starring alongside Gemma Arterton. Production on the film is slated to begin later this year with Fortissimo Films taking on sales rights in Cannes.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Now You See Me' Shows A Little More Of What It's Got Up Its Sleeve

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2013 10:06 PM
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Up until now, "Now You See Me," the magician thriller by "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier, seemed like a potential sleeper hit. It's got a terrific cast (including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Melanie Laurent), an intriguing premise (magicians rob banks and then distribute the money to their audiences), and a solid creative team behind the scenes (including frequent J.J. Abrams collaborators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) – but that was before we had seen anything from the movie. Now that a second trailer has arrived chock full of new footage, the question remains – did the filmmakers and marketing gurus show too much of their hand? Or is there enough mystery to get you to come back this summer?

Watch: Trailer For Magician Heist Movie 'Now You See Me,' With Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2012 7:41 PM
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Next summer is, as usual, going to be competitive; there's the usual mix of superhero sequels ("Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine"), animated sequels ("Monsters University,""Despicable Me 2"), R-rated comedy sequels ("The Hangover Part III") and just general sequels ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6," "Kick-Ass 2"). As such, original fare is going to have a trickier time of it, but Summit is getting started early with their magician heist movie "Now You See Me," debuting a trailer in front of their golden goose "Twilight" this weekend.

Louis Leterrier Lines Up Low Budget, Sci-Fi Flick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 1:15 PM
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With his starry, ensemble-driven magician heist flick "Now You See Me" due to release next spring, we're likely to start getting a taste of it soon. But in the meantime, director Louis Leterrier looks be eyeing what he'll get to next, and if it goes according to plan, he'll be dipping his toes in the sci-fi genre.

First Look At Isla Fisher In Louis Leterrier's Magician-Heist Tale 'Now You See Me'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 7, 2012 11:20 AM
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Louis Leterrier, who broke out with Jason Statham on the first two "The Transporter" films, and went on to direct large scale blockbusters like "The Incredible Hulk" and "Clash Of The Titans," has shifted gears slightly for his next film, the magician-heist tale "Now You See Me."

Melanie Laurent Confirmed For 'Now You See Me'; Jake Gyllenhaal Out, Jesse Eisenberg Stays In

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 14, 2011 1:18 AM
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We definitely have a soft spot for Louis Leterrier, as far as action-led helmers go. Undeniably talented, he's more than proved his action chops on the first two "Transporter" films, and pulled off a solid superhero flick on "The Incredible Hulk." Unfortunately, his last film, "Clash of the Titans," while a big hit, suffered from shoddy 3D and was probably a script that shouldn't have gone before cameras in the first place.

Louis Leterrier & Universal Team For Ambitious Sci-Fi Pic 'G'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 4:10 AM
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Director Louis Leterrier is kicking off the new year with a bang. Last week, the helmer signed on to direct the Summit thriller "Now You See Me" and now he's got another picture in the works.

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