Barry Sonnenfeld Talks Hectic MEN IN BLACK 3 Schedule; Sequel Plans Teased By Rick Baker

The director discusses the hectic shooting schedule of Men in Black 3, while alien designer Rick Baker reveals just how much of a mess it was at times. Sonnenfeld also drops a potentially MAJOR SPOILER about plans for a fourth instalment.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/22/2012


"We knew starting the movie that we didn't have a finished second or third act," the director revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. The production was shut down for several months roughly halfway through shooting in order for them to figure out how to finish off the story. While many saw this as a sign of trouble, Sonnenberg is slightly more optimistic about the risky plan. "Was it responsible? The answer is, if this movie does as well as I think it will, it was genius. If it's a total failure, then it was a really stupid idea."

Rick Baker, the special effects make-up artist who has worked on the aliens for each of the Men in Black movies had this to say: "It was a crazy production. We had a writer actually on the soundstage writing the words moments before the guys had to say them. I don't think that's any way to make a movie. But I've seen a rough cut and I was actually shocked at how good it was!"

"My mood is in a really happy place," said Sonnenberg on the editing process which he reveals involves pretty much no one but him as he rushes to finish off the film in time. Truffaut once said that that a movie is as bad as it will ever be on the day you're done filming, and what he loved about post-production is that you get to make it better again. I feel the same way: once you're done with the horrible mess of shooting a movie, it only goes uphill."

While the director is busy in the editing studio, the magazine managed to get one very interesting piece of information from Baker which potentially reveals their plans for the next movie should they decide to proceed with a fourth instalment. "At least we've got Josh Brolin now to carry on with Tommy's part..." Be sure to pick up the latest issue for much, much more and sound off with your thoughts below.

STARRING:

Will Smith as Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K
Josh Brolin as Young Agent K
Rip Torn as Chief Zed
Emma Thompson as Agent O
Alice Eve as Young Agent O
Nicole Scherzinger as Lilly
Bill Hader as Andy Warhol

RELEASE DATE: May 25th, 2012.


Source: Empire
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OdinsBeard - 2/22/2012, 2:47 PM
big willy style!
Jordanm785 - 2/22/2012, 2:55 PM
i'm sorry, but why the hell would rick baker say about a "men in black 4", coz now he's just ruined the 3rd film. now we assume that something will happen to old agent k and that josh brolin will take over!!! or like what grif said, will smith being trapped!!!
teasing us about a 4th film, fine with that, but actually saying that about brolin is just shite!!!

THANKS A [frick]ING LOT BAKER!!!!

Jordanm785 - 2/22/2012, 2:59 PM
i still wanna go and see it though, but [frick]ing hell rick!!!! and i know the post says that there's a MAJOR SPOILER, but you can hardly not notice it guys!!!
JustDame - 2/22/2012, 3:02 PM
how come he don't want me, man?
95 - 2/22/2012, 3:13 PM
Okay... So either there's a cliffhanger with Agent J in the past, still.

Or... Agent J brings Young Agent K to the present with him.

Does it mean Older Agent K dies, or does this become a team of 3?

Or maybe Older Agent K turns out to have been a decoy the whole time.

Oh, what the [frick]! I don't give a shit about this movie, anyway.
Yendor - 2/22/2012, 3:14 PM
This is gonna suck...and its a damn shame!
OdinsBeard - 2/22/2012, 3:15 PM
JustDame@ lol great episode.
tomasocelot - 2/22/2012, 4:31 PM
spoiler alert: GUSTO is really agent K and kills tommy lee jones. Then mind wipes everyone... dun dun dunnnn
Fenlion - 2/22/2012, 4:51 PM
Agent K changes his name to uncle phil so Will can say "wassup, uncle phil?" at some point in the movie, resulting in great hilarity. Barry sonenfeld is a clown.
alekesam - 2/22/2012, 4:56 PM
@JustDame: good memory.


I actually like the idea of a Brolin/Smith MIB4 (or even Brolin/Smith/TLJ triple threat). Lots of potential with that.
gloomypatrick - 2/22/2012, 6:04 PM
Epic!!!! But How Are People Getting These Rough Cuts Of These Movies ??
SamHell - 2/22/2012, 6:38 PM
Can this really suck harder than the 2nd one??
HavocPrime - 2/23/2012, 1:23 AM
That does not sound promising :S Still see it though as I liked the first.
SuperSomething616 - 2/23/2012, 7:41 AM
I have hopes...
comicbookjerk - 2/23/2012, 8:28 AM
This will rule....Big Willie Styles all in it!! Gettin Jiggy wit it!

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