‘Now You See Me 3’ Conjures Up Two New Writers

Now You See Me 3 writers

The success of the first Now You See Me seemed to take everyone by surprise, but it wasn’t long before Lionsgate reacted by commissioning a second Now You See Me. And then announcing a third, before the second one even opened. Unfortunately, Now You See Me 2 failed to match the buzz of the original, and wound up taking in just $65 million at the domestic box office.

Still, Lionsgate isn’t giving up on this franchise. The studio is pressing onward with Now You See Me 3, setting Neil Widener and Gavin James to write the script. Jon M. Chu, who helmed the last film, is still attached to direct.

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Romeo and Juliet (Baz Luhrmann version)

As teen romance goes, William Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet has just about everything: warring families, rich wordplay, deadly swordfights, fake-out poison, illicit marriage, and of course, a passion so intense it makes all of the rest of that stuff worth it for our heroes.

If it has one major flaw, though, it’s obviously the lack of hyper-stylized Zack Snyder-style action. Thankfully, some Hollywood heroes have taken it upon themselves to fix this grievous failing with Verona, a new version of the Bard’s classic that makes it look more like 300. Get details on the Romeo and Juliet 300 style project after the jump.  Read More »