Ahead of the sequel Now You See Me: The Second Act, due out in June 2016, comes news that a third installment of the film franchise is in the works. According to an announcement by Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer during a recent earnings call, the new sequel to the hit movie is in “early planning.”
The plot specifics of the project are being kept under wraps, but the original 2013 movie centered on a team of magicians being tracked by the FBI, who rob banks during their shows and give the money to their audiences.
It is not yet clear which, if any, stars from the original picture will be cast in the third movie. Castmates returning for the second film include Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
Set to direct the third movie is Jon M. Chu, who is currently directing Now You See Me: The Second Act. Chu is known for such high profile films as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Step Up 3D.
Like the first two installments, the third sequel will be written Ed Solomon. Besides this franchise, he is best known for hit features Men in Black and Charlie’s Angels. Solomon’s collaborator on The Second Act, Pete Chiarelli, will rejoin him for this film as well. At least two big name producers, Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen, will also be returning.