It appears that plans have changed in the year since Now You See Me helmer Louis Leterrier told us that he was planning on coming back to direct Now You See Me 2. Today, Variety is reporting that Leterrier won’t helm the sequel and that eyes are currently on Jon M. Chu for the job.
Released last year, Now You See Me grossed more than $350 million with the story of “The Four Horsemen,” a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo are all set to reprise their roles for the sequel, which is making plans to lens this fall.
Chu, whose credits include G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, is currently filming Jem and the Holograms for Paramount Pictures.