With James Wan not returning to direct the next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 8 is in desperate need of someone to sit behind the camera before Vin Diesel decides to just do the job himself. But it looks like Universal has narrowed their options down to just a few directors, each of them interesting choices in their own right.
Sony has been trying to find the right candidate to helm In the Deep, the upcoming film based on the acclaimed Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski about a young woman who faces off with a Great White shark while stranded in the ocean. The studio may have found their man in Louis Leterrier, the director of the Transporter films and Now You See Me — if it all works out, this might be a great change of pace for the director.
With a fall star approaching, and cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher all set to return, it looks like 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' director Jon M. Chu will be taking over the reigns of 'Now You See Me 2' from Louis Leterrier.
As previously reported, Sacha Baron Cohen has been working on a James Bond-style spy spoof over at Paramount, and today we're pleased to relay that the project not only has a title, but a director as well. 'Now You See Me' helmer Louis Leterrier has been chosen to tackle this not-so-top-secret and -- judging by the talent involved -- hopefully very hilarious upcoming new job.
Now that summer is almost officially over, it's time to crown 'Now You See Me' as the biggest surprise hit of the summer. The film -- which wasn't based on a comic book, nor a sequel or prequel -- ended up making over a hundred million dollars domestically and nearly 300 worldwide. Lionsgate had already announced a follow up, but today director Louis Leterrier spilled that he will be returning to helm it.
The trailer for 'Now You See Me' seems to suggest one crazy-ass movie. With a large and awesome ensemble cast, and a plot that seems to revolve around magicians who break into a break in Paris (while still in Vegas) only to give that money away... this could be awesome or terrible or terribly awesome or awesomely terrible. Hard to say.