Money Drops From The Ceiling In Second Now You See Me Clip
It seems inevitable that some part of Louis Leterrierís upcoming magicianís heist flick Now You See Me is going to implode, if not all of it. But until I actually see it, nothing is going to destroy the unabashed childlike glee I have in anticipating this movie. The above clip from Yahoo! Movies further solidifies my wariness for what Leterrier is bringing to this story, with a script written by Ed Solomon (Bill and Tedís Excellent Adventure), Boaz Yakin (Safe) and newcomer Edward Ricourt.
After Now You See Itís silly but strong opening four minutes of the film were released a few days ago, it was easy to see that the entire thing was filmed as if it were a trailer for itself. The above clip takes that to the extreme, showcasing the extended money-dropping stage trick featured heavily in the first trailer. So maybe thatís where the connection lies - but I sincerely thought I was watching a trailer for the first twenty seconds or so, with all the quick fades and coked-out panning.
Itís still a pretty nifty scene, with its proposed tunnel from the bank to the performance venue, and we get to see what little bit of French actor Josť Garcia there is to see. Michael Caine is gonna get pissed, yíall! Itís still weird to see Jesse Eisenberg and Dave Franco commanding a crowd like that, but itíll be doable if the science and the magic make the perfect cinematic elixir. From the man who last brought us 2010ís Clash of the Titans, I cannot possibly expect this film to go downhill from there.
The film sees Eisenberg, Franco, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher as a supersquad of illusionists/thieves taking on the FBI in a series of high-risk heists targeting corrupt business leaders, including Michael Caine, with Morgan Freeman as their smooth talking go-between. The Four Horsemen could be the Robin Hood of the Oceanís Eleven crowd if nobody pulls any wool over the viewersí eyes.
In case you missed it, check out those opening four minutes below, and you can catch Now You See Me in full when the film is released on May 31.
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