Venom and Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer will helm Now You See Me 3. The upcoming movie will proceed the Now You See Me franchise, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Mark Ruffalo.
“There are three issues on this world that I like…Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and magic,” Fleischer mentioned. “Having the prospect to work with these two proficient actors, together with the remainder of the unbelievable solid of the Now You See Me movies, is a dream come true.”
Fleischer beforehand labored with Eisenberg and Harrelson on his first Zombieland movie. Incomes simply $100 million on the field workplace, it was nonetheless thought of successful – debuting at #1 with the second-highest opening weekend for a zombie film because the Daybreak of the Useless remake. Died in 2004.
Though Venom managed a formidable $856 million, it was poorly obtained.
The Marvel-adjacent superhero flick holds a 30% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes primarily based on 362 critiques, so it is protected to say critics did not fairly prefer it. IGN’s personal reviewer mentioned, “Tom Hardy’s dedicated efficiency cannot overcome a painful script and undecided path, leading to a movie with a character as cut up as its title character. There are occasional shiny moments within the dynamic between Eddie and Venom that give a touch of what the movie may have been in additional steady fingers, however in the end that simply makes the completed product a viewing expertise. extra irritating.
It is a lot the identical for Uncharted, with 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and $401 million on the field workplace. A business success? In fact… however not precisely effectively obtained.
Nonetheless, Lionsgate Chairman Nathan Kahane mentioned Fleischer had a “particular expertise with character-driven blockbuster leisure” within the assertion saying the rent.
“Ruben has confirmed time and time once more that he has a particular expertise with profitable character-driven leisure,” mentioned Lionsgate Chairman Nathan Kahane. “It delivers nice pleasure whereas in the end holding the deal with the characters the viewers cares about. We really feel like we have assembled a dream group to get this film off the bottom. For everybody we have saved in suspense, the wait is nearly over.
It actually seems like we’ll have extra particulars quickly… and perhaps discover out if Ruffalo will likely be again as Dylan Rhodes after the occasions of Now You See Me 2.
“I have been a lifelong fan of heist films,” Fleischer added. “I like getting caught up in twists and turns and thriller the place nothing is what it appears. And that is much more true when the thieves are magicians – the alternatives are limitless. Eric was capable of blaze a brand new path and thrilling in a enjoyable new film and new characters, so I am excited to dig even deeper.
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IGN’s Now You See Me reviewer gave it 6.3/10 and mentioned, “Now You See Me appeared so promising, nevertheless it wastes its cool solid and slick premise on smarmy, shallow characters and flimsy plot. and absurd.”
Fleischer will oversee a brand new draft of the movie’s script by Seth Grahame-Smith, whereas a 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 challenge for Lionsgate.
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