The first promo poster and full synopsis for the film have just gone up over at Collider, and they are both pretty damn awesome. I’m loving the look of this promo poster. Whoever designed it knows their stuff, and is clearly talented; they got the cool vibe just right.
“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.”
Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Clash of the Titans) is taking directing duties, with a script from Boaz Yakin (Prince of Persia) and newcomer Edward Ricourt, Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (co-writers on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), and Ed Solomon (Men in Black).
Now You See Me’s already been given a US release date of 18th January, 2013, and I’m really hoping that we’ll be getting it here in the UK around then too, because I cannot wait for this. You just know it’s going to be brilliant. Without further ado, here’s the promo poster to enjoy. As usual, click to enlarge. Doesn’t it just ooze cool?