Now You See Me 2 is an upcoming US movie, a sequel to a story of a group of talented adventurous magicians which are known for executing incredibly sophisticated and advanced tricks. Since their very first show, The Four Horsemen have been able to cause massive craze with their performances, and no one really knows what to expect of them further.
The first film was out on screens in summer 2013, and its box office has suddenly boosted. The viewers appreciated challenging characters and detailed plot keeping them intrigued till the end. The creators succeeded in depicting the events in such a way that a sequel has become much anticipated. The second film’s release date is set to June 9, 2016.
In spite of the film’s success, producers could not keep Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk, The Transporter) as a director. Jon M. Chu (known by such films as Step Up and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) will replace him.
Still, the creators managed to keep the main cast and add several new actors (character – actor):
- J. Daniel Atlas – Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland);
- Merritt McKinney – Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games, True Detective);
- Jack Wilder – Dave Franco (Warm Bodies, Zeroville);
- Dylan Rhodes – Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, Shutter Island);
- Arthur Tressler – Michael Caine (The Prestige, The Last Witch Hunter);
- Walter – Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, Victor Frankenstein);
- Lula – Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield, High Road).
The story unfolds around a team of gifted magicians who call themselves The Four Horsemen. Every one of them is an expert of his craft, and together they play a multimove game while leaving their victims and the police out in the cold. With the audience watching, they rob a bank, teleport and perform a range of other tricks.
The gang is chased by the FBI forces, including agent Dylan Rhodes. During the film, the magicians leave him with nothing more than once and point out his incompetence. However, that makes it even more interesting to find out who he really is.
In the second film, the story is taking place a year after the known events. The Four Horsemen will have a new rival towards whom they are plotting a new massive scam.
The distribution of filming locations is varied. The actors have managed to travel to New York, Paris, Las Vegas and New Orleans.
In the original story, the team of magicians consisted exclusively of men. Then, the actress Isla Fisher joined their company by playing Henley Reeves.
Other actors who were cast for the project included Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, Jake Gyllenhaal, Olivia Wilde and other celebrities.
Despite the fact that the Horsemen are acting against the law, they are pursuing a noble cause by punishing those who has become rich in an illegitimate way and by giving back money to the ordinary folk.
Now You See Me – Official Trailer 2 [HD]