Now You See Me 2 is coming out in theaters everywhere June 10th. We talked to Director John Chu at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas and asked him to confirm that, yes, a.) it was a blast to work with such iconic actors and b.) that he is in talks for Now You See Me 3. Chu, who’s father is a chef, compared making movies to bringing the ingredients together for a recipe. Take a little Daniel Radcliffe, sprinkle in some Morgan Freeman, add Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, a bit more Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and mix thoroughly with a deck of playing cards. Presto! It’s movie magic.
John Chu Interview:
The premise: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.