This sounds like it could be one the best movies ever or perhaps one of the worst. I don’t think there is any in-between for this.
Variety is reporting that Mark Ruffalo has signed on to the Jesse Eisenberg-starring thriller, Now You See Me, about a team of illusionists who pull off enormous bank heists. Ruffalo will lead an FBI team that works to take them down. Also joining the pic is Amanda Seyfried.
Now You See Me is a cat-and-mouse thriller that revolves around a team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who join forces to pull off a series of dangerous bank heists – while they perform onstage. The tricky magicians then hide their stolen funds by distributing part of it out to members of the audience.
Seyfried would star as a knowledgeable technician who is responsible for designing the equipment used by the law-breaking magicians.
Director Leterrier will have the difficult task of trying to build up the tension and create some exciting set pieces, while also keeping things moving in between the action sequences. Magician movies aren’t always the easiest to film.
The plot sounds a bit goofy and cheesy, yet I am into it. I just hope it is in the same class of great magician movies like The Prestige and The Illusionist.