Venom and Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer will helm Now You See Me 3. The upcoming movie will continue the Now You See Me franchise, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Mark Ruffalo.
“There are three things on this world I absolutely love… Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and magic,” stated Fleischer. “To have the chance to work with these two proficient actors, as nicely as the the rest of the incredible cast of the Now You See Me motion pictures is a dream come true.”
Fleischer has labored with Eisenberg and Harrelson previously, on his debut movie Zombieland. Earning simply $100 million at the box workplace, it was nonetheless thought of a hit – debuting at quantity 1 with the second-highest opening weekend for a zombie film for the reason that 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake.
Although Venom managed a powerful $856 million, it was received poorly.
The Marvel-adjacent superhero film holds a 30% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes based on 362 reviews, so it’s safe to say that critics didn’t exactly like it. IGN’s personal evaluation mentioned: “Tom Hardy’s dedicated efficiency can’t overcome a painful script and indecisive path, leading to a film with a character that’s as break up as its titular character. There are occasional moments of brilliance within the dynamic between Eddie and Venom that give a hint of what the film could have been in steadier hands, but finally, that only makes the completed product a more irritating viewing expertise.”
It’s much the same for Uncharted, too – with 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and $401 million on the box office. Commercially successful? Sure… but not precisely well-received.
Nevertheless, Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane mentioned Fleischer has a “special expertise with character-driven blockbuster leisure” within the launch announcing the hiring.
“Ruben has proven repeatedly that he has a special expertise with character-driven blockbuster entertainment,” mentioned Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane. “He delivers big excitement whereas in the end maintaining the concentrate on the characters audiences care about. We really feel like we’ve assembled a dream group to get this film off the ground. For everyone we’ve saved in suspense, the wait is sort of over.”
That definitely sounds as though we’ll be getting extra particulars soon… and perhaps we’ll find out whether or not Ruffalo shall be again as Dylan Rhodes after the occasions of Now You See Me 2.
“I am a lifelong fan of heist motion pictures,” added Fleischer. “I love getting drawn in by the twists and the thriller the place nothing is what it appears. And that’s much more true when the thieves are magicians – the alternatives are countless. Eric was able to unlock a recent and thrilling way into a new movie and fun new characters, so I’m excited to dig in even further.”
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IGN’s Now You See Me review gave it 6.3/10 and stated: “Now You See Me appeared so promising, nevertheless it squanders its cool solid and nifty premise on smarmy, shallow characters and a flimsy, nonsensical plot.”
Fleischer will oversee a new draft of the film’s screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, whereas an earlier draft was written by Eric Warren Singer. Bobby Cohen and Alex Kurtzman will produce the movie with Meredith Wieck and Chisom Ude overseeing the project for Lionsgate.
Want to learn more about Now You See Me? See where it sits among the greatest summer time blockbuster flops and take a look at our evaluation of Now You See Me 2.
Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and film critic for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter.