Now You See Me 2

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. Cinesite was charged with many of the film’s CG sequences, creating compelling illusions that supported the story and drove the narrative forward.

Some of the most complex shots of the movie involve the horsemen practicing with cards and using their skills to steal an extremely valuable chipset in a science center in Asia. One of the key challenges facing the team was creating the movement of the cards inside the horseman’s clothing throughout the sequence. “It was important to get an accurate curved motion blur while the card was spinning. Cinesite’s VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier commented, “the end result is a seamless blend of artistic and technical know-how.”

Other Cinesite FX contributions included the creation of a fantasy night-time panoramic view of Macau seen through a blue-screen foreground plate of the actors penthouse and a practical window.

  • Release date: 10.05.2016
  • Studio: Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment
  • Director: Jon M. Chu