Last month there was a report saying that Will Smith was deciding what his next movie would be after taking a two year break. One option was Men in Black 3, and the other was a family fantasy called The City that Sailed. Well according to Showbiz 411 it seems Will is up for some more alien action and has decided to return, along with Tommy Lee Jones, for Men in Black 3.
I guess it’s official, more or less.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld tells me that “Men in Black 3-D” is ready to roll. Will Smith has signed on, Tommy Lee Jones is in, and a script is awaited.
Yes. I did say 3D. “Men in Black 3? will be in 3D. Sonnenfeld says it is so. Why not? Everything else is, and this is one movie that might be cool in the process.
Sonnenfeld told me he’d get me a neuralizer–that’s the cigar holder like gizmo that erases memories–but he couldn’t promise it would work! (I love that thing.)
Nevertheless, you can bet Sony is juiced to get this puppy moving since “Spider Man 4? fell apart. They are in desperate need of a blockbuster for next Memorial Day May 2011. And “Men in Black” is like money in the bank.
Barry Sonnenfeld directed the first two Men in Black movies, so all the old crew has returned. Men in Black was released back in 1997 and made $589 million worldwide, it was then followed by Men in Black 2 which didn’t do as well with $441 million in 2002. Nonetheless a third outing will no doubt be a hit, so everyone involved can expect a nice payday.
Are you up for more Men in Black?