Film Type: SciFi, Action, Comedy
About the film:
Men in Black III, known as MIB3, is the third film of the Men in Black film series (this time in 3D), based on a Malibu comic book series Men in Black written by Lowell Cunningham, that stars Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J. The film will follow the storyline of the last film Men in Black II and it is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and Steven Spielberg as the Executive Producer. The film is set for release on May 25, 2012.
Will Smith as James Darrell Edwards III/Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones as Kevin Brown/Agent K
Josh Brolin as a younger Kevin Brown/Agent K
Rip Torn as Chief Zed, the head of the MIB
Emma Thompson as Agent Oh, agent of the MIB in present day and a secretary in the 1960s
Nicole Scherzinger as Lilly, a villain in the film and girlfriend to Agent J
Jemaine Clement as Boris, the main villain in the film
Alice Eve as a younger Agent Oh
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Walter F. Parkes
Steven Spielberg (Executive Producer)
The film maker confirms about the film's plot will have a time travel plot with Agent J and Agent K having to go back in time to the 1960s to visit a young Agent K. The film's villain, Boris, travels back in time to try and kill Agent K in order to set off a chain of events which will result in the end of the world.
News & Updates:
Written by cjcmusic on Mar-15-11 6:01pm
Last month we learned that the start of production last year on Men in Black 3 without a completed script had caused another month of delay from when production should have resumed in February. The delay didn't seem to have any adverse affects on the project's timetable, but it definitely has created some worry. Now the production's instability is even more apparent as Vulture spoke to Alec Baldwin (who was said to be involved with the project last October) and the actor revealed, "I'm not doing that. I'm out of it; the schedule didn't work out." Whether it's the "3o Rock" production schedule or Rock of Ages holding him back is unclear.
This is just some more bad news for the production of Men in Black 3. Though we didn't cover the report, THR had an extensive and troubling report on the hastily put together, and struggling production of the sequel that has screenplay problems, director and producer clashes and plenty of scheduling issues. As someone who was hoping for redemption from the pile of space trash that was Men in Black 2, I'm really starting to worry that a cast that includes Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones being joined by the likes of Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve and more just won't be enough to help this film stand on its own two feet. We'll find out next summer, I guess. Worried?
- Principal photography began on November 16, 2010, it was originally slated to commence on October 18, 2010 and continue until May 2011 in New York. However, filming has now been split into two parts the first taking place from November to December 2010 filming the majority of the present day scenes, before a two month break till mid-February where filming will resume to finish filming the remaining sections. Rumors initially stated that filming was delayed due to issues with the film's script, though producers have denied this saying instead that the filming was delayed to take advantage of New York tax incentives and to film scenes in warmer weather. Producer Walter F. Parkes has said that they must begin filming before 2010 ends to benefit from the tax incentives, and picking up in February allows them to film some needed scenes in the warmer spring climate. The first set photos for the film turned up online on November 17, 2010 showing Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, and Nicole Scherzinger on the set of the film. Shooting will resume in March until June 2011.
- The film was first announced on April 1, 2009 by Sony Pictures Entertainment president, Rory Bruer, during a Sony ShoWest presentation. In October 2009, it was revealed that Etan Cohen, writer of Tropic Thunder and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, had been attached to write a screenplay for the film. In March 2010, it was reported that Will Smith was deciding whether to join this film or another film, The City That Sailed, instead. The return of the two protagonists played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones was officially confirmed by director Barry Sonnenfeld in May 2010. Both had previously expressed interest in reprising their roles back in 2008. Other producing staff include Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald as producers with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, all three were producers for previous films in the series.
- In June a second writer, David Koepp, who wrote Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible and Spider-Man had also been attached to re-write the film's original script. A teaser trailer for the film was leaked online on June 11, 2010. It showed Will Smith dressed as Agent J wearing 3-D glasses and stating "I'm about to make 3-D look good." A teaser poster for the film was also released on September 21, 2010. A third writer, Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal has also been hired in November 2010 to rewrite parts of the script. Both writers, Jeff Nathanson and David Koepp along with producer Steven Spielberg had all previously worked together on the 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.