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Louis Leterrier to Direct and Produce ‘G,’ Universal’s New Tentpole

The ‘Clash of the Titans’ director also is helming a thriller for Summit Entertainment

About a week after Summit Entertainment announced that Louis Leterrier will direct its thriller "Now You See Me," the director has signed on to produce and helm Universal's upcoming event action movie "G," TheWrap confirmed Tuesday.

Leterrier's manager, Guymon Casady, of Management 360, came up with the idea for the movie, but Universal is not saying what the film is about.

Casady will produce the movie with Mark Gordon through MG360 — a film production partnership between Gordon and Management 360. George Nolfi and Michael Hackett's Gambit Pictures also will produce, and Letterier's production firm, Rabbit Hole Pictures, will take an active role in the production.

MG360's Bryan Zuriff and Ben Forkner will executive produce along with Nick Miller, of Rabbit Hole. Universal's team will include senior EVP of Production Peter Cramer and Creative Executive Sara Scott.

The team is out to screenwriters.

Leterrier directed "Clash of the Titans" for Warner Bros., "The Incredible Hulk for Universal Pictures/Marvel and "Transporter 1 & 2" for Twentieth Century Fox.

On Feb. 18, Summit announced that Leterrier will direct "Now You See Me," about an FBI squad that tries to bring down a gang of illusionists who pull off bank heists mid-performance.

Leterrier is represented by WME and Management 360.

Leterrier's attachment to the project first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.