Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have added another project to the development slate. The pair are now attached as producers for "Now You See Me", a new heist movie about illusionists turned bank robbers. More details below.
Kurtzman & Orci to produce film about illusionist bank robbers
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci continue to add projects to their production slate, which currently includes a number of feature films as well as the TV series Fringe and Hawaii Five-O. And now according to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair will also produce the thriller "Now You See Me" for Summit Entertainment. THR offers this synopsis:
[Now You See Me] pits a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.
The film is based on a spec script from writer/director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) and Edward Ricourt (Year 12). Yakin will also executive produce.
Kurtzman and Orci's latest project is producing and writing Cowboys and Aliens, which shoots this summer with director John Favreau. And of course, sometime this year they have to deliver that script for the Star Trek sequel, which they are writing with Damon Lindelof.