The production schedule for Men in Black III has been a strange thing. A lot of footage was shot for the film last year, then a built-in production break kicked in at Christmas. Originally Sony was going to get the movie back into gear last month, but creative problems pushed the new resume date back to March 28. Jeff Nathanson was hammering out issues with the script along with director Barry Sonnenfeld and others. Now David Koepp (Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, Indy IV) has been brought in to finish the job. Read More »
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Men in Black III has been delayed once again, with the planned second half of the shoot bumped back at least a month to the end of March. (The film’s shoot was split into two halves, with the first half wrapping around Christmas, and script work delaying the second.)
While the production waits for Jeff Nathanson, Barry Sonnenfeld and the producers to work out whatever script issues are causing problems, a new cast member has been added. Alice Eve is now onboard, and she’ll play a young… well, let’s keep that after the break for the benefit of those who don’t want to know many details about the film. Read More »
The production schedule for Barry Sonenfeld‘s Men in Black III has been a strange one. After an initial delay, filming started last year. But a break was planned into the schedule — for reasons innocuous or not, depending upon whom you believe — with the first half of the shoot kicking off last November and running until Christmas. Then there was a planned break, with shooting meant to continue this month.
But now the film won’t have cameras rolling again until March 28, due reportedly to script issues. Read More »
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Remember a couple weeks ago when we told you that Barry Sonnenfeld had confirmed Will Smith for Men in Black III and that the film would be in 3D? Well, now those two facts are double-confirmed (slow news week) but Deadline offers a new tidbit of info: Sony has set the film for May 25, 2012. That’ll be a crowded summer: The Avengers hits May 4, Battleship also lands May 25, then Star Trek 2, Spider-Man and Batman 3 are all set for the weeks following.
Deadline says that Smith is the only one who has signed (again, repeating what we knew) and that Sony is in talks with Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin to get their contracts sealed. Deadline also offers that this one is getting into gear quickly, with Rick Baker already designing and building creatures, Bo Welch designing sets and David Koepp doing a last polish on Etan Cohen’s script. I’m always eager to see any new creature work from Rick Baker, but the 3D thing definitely lessens the appeal.