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

by Oliver Lyttelton
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.

And now that trailer has made its way online to Yahoo (via The Moviebox), and you can start to see why the studio is feeling so bullish about the movie. As you can discover from the clip, the film, directed by Louis Leterrier ("Clash of the Titans") involves a quartet of magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco) who seemingly rob a French bank live on stage in Las Vegas. Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent are the law enforcement types after them, Michael Caine is the owner of the bank and seemingly a villain, and Morgan Freeman is... it's slightly unclear, but possibly a magical consultant? Or something?

Anyway, it's a cracking cast, and all look to be in good form, while Leterrier's direction is as slick as you'd expect. And the teaser effectively sells a mystery that seems to land somewhere between Spike Lee's "Inside Man" and "The Prestige," and we're certainly intrigued enough to get us through the door, even if we've got some doubts about some of the levels of CGI. Watch the trailer below, and find out how the trick is done when "Now You See Me" hits theaters on June 7th, 2013. 

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  • Darryl Rose | March 3, 2014 6:51 AMReply

    Great Post!!!
    Thaks for Sharing!!!!!!

  • Nadir Ahmed | November 18, 2012 6:49 AMReply

    Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson. WOW. what a cast. I love the mystery element to this trailer and definetly gonna see this.

  • Jim | November 17, 2012 10:07 AMReply

    Looks awesome! I love Laurent too and with Freeman, Caine & Ruffalo I'm definitely gonna see this and Louis Letterier is a pretty good director.

  • fui | November 17, 2012 9:41 AMReply

    This looks great. Love Jesse Eisenberg as the lead.

  • Alex | November 17, 2012 9:41 AMReply

    Looks a lot better than I expected to be perfectly honest. Kinda looks pretty intriguing.

  • Fred | November 17, 2012 9:16 AMReply

    Excellent cast in this. This could be great.

  • Duddi | November 17, 2012 7:17 AMReply

    Looks interesting, and there is no need to compare it with The Prestige, this is completely something different - it looks more commercial, it doesn't have Chris Nolan behind the camera but it has the guy who made Clash of The Titans - can yo dig it now !!! ;-)

  • MJ | November 17, 2012 10:14 AM

    True, but it openly invites that comparison with the repeated voiceover that paraphrases the "Are you watching closely?" one from the Prestige, plus Michael Caine's there!

  • Awesom | November 17, 2012 4:27 AMReply

    looks good!

  • triguous | November 17, 2012 12:28 AMReply

    You had me at Melanie Laurent.

  • jingmei | November 16, 2012 11:48 PMReply

    That's cool Melanie Laurent is also in this. Like Jesse Eisenberg's looks style, and his scenes with Mark Ruffalo.

  • jingmei | November 16, 2012 11:57 PM

    And the first time to see Dave Franco looks so much alike his brother.

  • KT | November 16, 2012 11:41 PMReply

    Yeah, I'll pass... outside of Woody Harrelson, none of the other magicians/robbers seems believable in their roles, especially Eisenberg. I remember reading the script for this a long while back and I can't believe this is the quartet they chose... seems very, I don't know, unbelievable.

  • Daryl Hannah | November 16, 2012 10:47 PMReply

    The interrogated magician cuffing the cop to the table is DIRECTLY stolen from the Prestige

  • cary | November 17, 2012 2:39 AM

    yeah... the water cage and Michael Caine as well.

  • ziu | November 16, 2012 9:56 PMReply

    Great cast. I'm in. But i hope this is better than the Hulk.

  • nechoplex | November 16, 2012 9:13 PMReply

    Did not expect the film to have that tone at all. I feel like it should be called something else...

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