Considering how fun this trailer is, I really hope we’re not being duped here.
You must be glad I refrained from making some sort of magician-related joke. (It would’ve been too easy.) Anyway, Summit have given the first glimpse at Louis Leterrier‘s action-comedy Now You See Me, in which Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco use their skills as magicians to rob banks. On the other side of that are Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent, a pair of law enforcement agents who, being in their specific profession, have a natural inclination to stop all that.
Although that’s a strong jumping-off point, the full preview gives me the (potentially erroneous) impression that something valuable is actually done with the concept, too. There’s a feeling of, if you will, consistent entertainment which carries from that and over to the work of Leterrier‘s entire cast, including quick peeks of Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine — both of whom are already having more shared screentime than any Christopher Nolan film put together. It might bite me in the backside six months from now, but I’m truly looking forward to this one.
You can watch the trailer below (via Yahoo!):
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.
Now You See Me will open on June 7th, 2013.
Are you happy with the preview?
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