Lionsgate has announced plans and a release date for Now You See Me 2. The sequel to the surprise hit Now You See Me is set to premiere December 25, 2015 and will bring back the all-star cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo and Dave Franco.
As teased in that riveting Now You See Me trailer, the 2013 film featured a quartet of magicians (Harrelson, Eisenberg, Fisher and Franco) who perform their stage show and simultaneously rob banks and other establishments blind.
Hot on their trail was investigator Ruffalo. Clearly, and no real spoilers here, they got away with it because they’ll be back in the sequel on Christmas Day in 2015.
What is surprising news, and a great announcement as well, is that Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up Revolution) has been hired to direct. With his background in dance movies and big action franchises, the man knows how to weave thrills, suspense and effortless movements that will surely make all the action sequences feel ever so fluid.
Watch Now You See Me online and see what all the fuss is about, or watch it again to get ready for the big 2015 Christmas release!