Louis Leterrier To Direct A Movie About, No Joke, Bank Robbing Magicians

Thursday, February 17 by

If you ever wondered what David Blaine would be like if he used his powers of illusionating for evil, instead of dicking around in water tanks, then you’re gonna love Now You See Me. Director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans) has signed on to the Summit Entertainment heist thriller. About bank robbing magicians.

The film follows a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances and showers the profits on to their audiences.

They’re like modern day Robin Hoods, except they take from sensible people who put their money in banks, and give to rich people who waste their money buying tickets to expensive magic shows. Well, at least it’s an original premise, and not a reboot of a sequel based on a comic book. It’d also be great to watch FBI agents kick some douchey magician ass. Still, though – magicians robbing banks? That would make a great episode of The Tick

The screenplay’s by Edward Ricourt and Boaz Yakin (Prince Of Persia) with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) producing. (Collider, The Playlist)