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Leterrier to direct Now You See Me sequel

1 of 1 Louis Leterrier will be back at the helm for the Now You See Me sequel
Louis Leterrier will be back at the helm for the Now You See Me sequel

Louis Leterrier has confirmed that he will return to direct the sequel to this summer's hit caper movie Now You See Me.

The film - which centres on a group of illusionists who execute bank robberies during their stage shows and give the cash to their audience - has grossed over $290 million at the box office.

Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine starred in the first movie and a follow-up was announced earlier this month.

Speaking to Coming Soon, Louis Leterrier explained that he is "coming up with the story, the plot, the everything (sic), the twist and the new characters" for the as-yet untitled sequel.

"It was always at least a diptych, two movies, to tell one long story," he added. "I'm very much involved in it. I don't know if it's going to be my next movie. I know we want to do it pretty fast but I might be able to do another movie in between."

Leterrier also said that his original ending was designed to set up the sequel, but he removed it from the final cut, fearing that it would give the movie "sequelitis".

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