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Jon M. Chu Reportedly Frontrunner To Direct ‘Now You See Me 2’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 13, 2014 9:55 AM
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Jon M. Chu, Now You See Me 2
When you hear the name Jon M. Chu, the director of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” the projects “Pop Rocks,” “Rubik’s Cube,” “Go-Bots” and “Jenga: The Movie” can’t be far behind. OK, mostly joking, but his name has already been attached to “He Man: Masters Of The Universe,” “G.I. Joe 3,” and his next movie is “Jem & The Holograms,” so it’s hard to blame one for thinking he may get attached to the developing “Asteroids” movie in the next few months.

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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  • 1 Comment
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.

Now 2 See Me? Surprise Hit 'Now You See Me' Getting A Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 9, 2013 12:40 PM
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In a summer that's seen a few bruising flops, including some seemingly sure things wildly underperforming ("The Lone Ranger" will lose Disney nearly $200 million, while "The Hangover Part III" made dramatically less than earlier films in the comedy franchise), "Now You See Me" was something of a bright spot. With an original concept that was notably free of exploding city blocks, and without an A-lister to its name (veterans Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman were the biggest actors involved), most thought it would be crushed by the competition, but the film performed above expectations, taking $115 million domestically, and about the same again internationally, on a budget at least half of most of its competition.

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