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‘This Is the End,’ ‘Now You See Me’ VFX Firm Closes Doors, 100 People Laid Off

thewrap.com – Modus FX, a Canadian visual effects vendor that counts “Now You See Me” and “This is the End” among its credits, is shutting down after six years. Roughly 100 people have been let go, co-founder and visual effects supervisor Yanick Wilisky told TheWrap. The company was undone after a number of projects it was slated to work on were delayed.

6 years 11 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Lionsgate Aiming for More Franchises in Wake of ‘Hunger Games’

variety.com – With “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” having grossed $860 million worldwide, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has underlined the studio’s focus on creating more franchises. Feltheimer listed “Now You See Me,” “Mortdecai,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Chaos Walking” and “The Last Witch Hunter” as potential franchises for the studio during Friday morning’s call with analysts to discuss... 6 years 15 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Now You See Me

Now You See Me
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...
Louis Leterrier
PG-13
116mins
May 31, 2013
Distribution
Action, Thriller