Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the bank heist thriller
Summit Entertainment is tapping “Clash of The Titans” director Louis Leterrier to helm bank heist thriller “Now You See Me.”
The minimajor had nabbed the spec from Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt in June and set it up with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci at their Kurtzman Orci Paper Products shingle.
“Now You See Me” pits a crack FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their perfs, showering the profits on their auds.
Yakin will exec produce along with Kurtzman Orci Paper Products’ Bobby Cohen. Yakin most recently co-wrote the screenplay of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and will next direct the thriller “Safe,” starring Jason Statham.
Ricourt is a member of Marvel Studios’ writing program and has written “Year 12,” with Joe Roth producing. Leterrier’s credits include “The Incredible Hulk” and “Transporter 2.” Erik Feig, Michael Schaefer and Ashley Schlaifer are overseeing “Now You See Me” for the studio.
Leterrier is repped by WME and Management 360. Yakin, Ricourt, Kurtzman and Orci are represented by CAA. Yakin is managed by Cinetic Media. Ricourt is managed by The Gotham Group.