World renowned pickpocket, Apollo Robbins, is consulting for upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures feature film “Focus” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.
Apollo will be creating original effects for the film and teaching sleight of hand skills to the actors.
According to producer Denise Di Novi, “Apollo has been a tremendous resource both technically and creatively during this process. He designed and choreographed sleight-of-hand moves that have never been seen before on film.”
Apollo (dubbed The Gentleman Thief) has been involved in many television projects, including Brain Games, The Real Hustle, and Leverage. Check out the film synopsis here and stay tuned for more details about “Focus” as they’re released.
It’s been called “the sleeper hit movie of the summer,” capturing interest and enormous box office success. Part magic, part heist, Now You See Me has grossed over $300 million worldwide since release.
This week, the film was released on DVD, BluRay, and iTunes – and theory11 was honored to help make the magic happen.
theory11 worked in collaboration with Lionsgate and K/O to produce some incredible bonus content for the iTunes release, with instruction on the fundamentals of magic and cardistry from the industry’s best creators. (more…)