The first four minutes of director Louis Leterrier’s (Clash of the Titans, The Transporter) Now You See Me have been released on-line, and you can watch the entire sequence below. I am assuming this is a simple character introduction as the film begins, as there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of narrative here. It is simply a collection of clips showing off each character performing some sort of magic trick.
The last trailer for this film was awesome, but these four minutes have left me needing some further convincing. Most of the scenes are fairly cheesy, and apart from Woody Harrelson, I can’t say I found any of the characters all that interesting. However, the highlight has to be the finale when the gorgeous Isla Fisher goes swimming with piranha!
Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Transporter), the film has been written by Ed Solomon, Josh Appelbaum, Edward Ricourt, Andre Nemec and Boaz Yakin. The cast includes Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Elias Koteas, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent and Common.
Now You See Me arrives in UK cinemas 21st June 2013.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
FBI Special Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with ALMA (Melanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to THADDEUS (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be…magic?
As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen’s spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to find an answer. But it soon becomes painfully clear that staying one step ahead of these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.