|Source: The Saint|
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have this week announced an official release date for their upcoming magical thriller film Now You See Me 2. Set to be directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu, the sure-to-be-ambitious follow-up to 2013's remarkably confident Now You See Me will see Jessie Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco reprise their roles as a quartet of talented tricksters who aspire to enter the ranks of an enigmatic organization called the Eye.
And quite frankly, we couldn't be more excited about the news if we tried. Although Now You See Me wasn't exactly an Oscar-worthy motion picture, it was doubtless one of the strongest cinematic thrillers of 2013, boasting a layered and tonally subversive narrative which managed to take its viewership off-guard on at least one occasion at the time of its début. Eisenberg and his merry band of wannabe wizards will once again be joined by Michael Caine - who played the manipulative businessman Arthur Tressler in the original - and Morgan Freeman - who took on the role of the now-imprisoned trick debunker Thaddeus Bradley - but aside from those confirmed cast members, our knowledge of the sequel's ensemble is relatively limited at this early stage in production. By all means, though, keep it locked at On-Screen in the coming months to find out more key details on the project and the manner in which its storyline will progress the character arcs of the Four Horsemen!
Now You See Me 2 will utter the all-important magic words in cinemas worldwide on June 10th, 2016.