Back in August, Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier revealed that he was returning to direct the follow-up Now You See Me 2. The filmmaker's plans have apparently changed, with Jon M. Chu emerging as the front runner to replace him on the sequel.
It isn't clear if a script has been written at this point, but Louis Leterrier revealed in August that he was already working on the story. Edward Ricourt, Boaz Yakin and Ed Solomon wrote the script for the original Now You See Me, which centers on four magicians who use their skills to pull off elaborate bank heists during their performances. The thriller was one of the biggest surprise stories at the box office last summer, pulling in an impressive $350 million worldwide.