Columbia Pictures President Talks MEN IN BLACK 4 And TOTAL RECALL Remake

Columbia Pictures President Douglas Belgrad confirms that they are planning to do a fourth Men in Black movie, while also sharing his thoughts on the decision to remake '80s films like 21 Jump Street and specifically the new Total Recall.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/19/2012

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures President Douglas Belgrad has confirmed that the studio are planning a sequel to Men in Black 3, as well as commenting on the decision to remake '80s films such as next month's Total Recall (read his comments on whether or not Marc Webb will return to helm The Amazing Spider-Man by clicking HERE). The third instalment of Men in Black was something of a surprise hit when it was released earlier this year, prompting them to start planning a follow-up.

"We're very pleased with the financial performance of Men in Black 3, and we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do [another one], but we don't have clarity yet on how it should be done."

Older moviegoers are never too pleased when they hear that a classic film is being reimagined for the big screen, but Belgrad brings up some very good points as to why they make such decisions when it comes to the likes of next month's Total Recall remake (starring Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston).

"The moviegoing audience is aging, and one of our challenges is how to excite our younger demographics who don't see moviegoing as part of their social habits like baby boomers did. You have to think about it as you are building franchises, extending franchises or trying to find ways to be original. A lot of the titles from the '80s are being made [or remade]; young people don't know the original, older people have a nostalgia for it -- the job is to differentiate the film enough and make it fresh. It has created some mantras for us: Good is more important than it's been in a really long time."

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SamHell - 7/19/2012, 6:50 AM
here's an idea...grow a pair and be original
HellsHammer - 7/19/2012, 6:51 AM
I'm sick of men in black
DrRockso - 7/19/2012, 6:59 AM
Racism Hooray! Whew I thought I was the only one. Is it ok to say the "N" word here? Because I let that baby fly all the time. It's ok, my friends are racist too.
darkjoker1 - 7/19/2012, 7:01 AM
make another movie instide of an another men in black...-_- people are going to be sick and tired of the same crap...and total recall wont be as good the original...
ralfinader - 7/19/2012, 7:09 AM
@SamHell & Chloefornication (Sullivan?) - Both of you are 100% correct! Laughable that he said the word original during that interview.
blade78 - 7/19/2012, 7:21 AM
I guess honky is cute for a white person.
SamHell - 7/19/2012, 7:24 AM
Arthur, Clash of the titans, Fame, The Firm, The Fog, Friday the 13th, Fright Night, The Hitcher, Karate Kid, Nightmare on Elm St, Prom Night and of course Robocop & Red Dawn in '13

when will it end??
SamHell - 7/19/2012, 7:33 AM
Total Recall is a 90's flick, Josh.
DrRockso - 7/19/2012, 7:35 AM
Oh no not Negro. I'm talking about the um bigger (wink) one. I like to blurt it out in shopping malls and in line at the DMV and then look around like somebody else said it. YEEHAW!!
DrRockso - 7/19/2012, 7:38 AM
I want to see the movie where Will Arnett is his partner.
DanteSparda - 7/19/2012, 7:38 AM
Everything SamHell said, Belgrad it's killing Columbia Pictures.
DrRockso - 7/19/2012, 7:42 AM
@PuyGuy I'm toooootally joking btw. My bad. I put too much meth in my coffee this morning.
BrickWall - 7/19/2012, 7:54 AM
@PuyGuy I saw this and thought of you...

rocky - 7/19/2012, 8:04 AM
I thought MIB 3 was pretty damn good. I'd see another if they can avoid a repeat of part 2.

Maybe this time they can visit an alien world for kicks
InfiniteMonkey - 7/19/2012, 8:16 AM
And the stupidity of Hollywood continues. All looking for a quick buck and no new ideas. So what else is new?
R888 - 7/19/2012, 8:37 AM
I can't wait for total recall

CaptainDC - 7/19/2012, 8:44 AM
Loved MIB3. but for this one, they need to have a big villain, and a villain inside the agency to give us a plot twist
inky - 7/19/2012, 8:56 AM
the only problem there will be with a MIB4 will be stopping mr smith demanding his son is in the movie i mean come on this lad just aint star material and no matter how hard his famous father tries all it does is makes the movie going public hate him more.
SuperWarrior - 7/19/2012, 9:54 AM
Men In Black 4? Really? Why stop there? Why not go and do 30 more Men In Black films? Then we'll get to see Tommy Lee Jones being pushed around in a wheel chair by Will Smith.
ThaReaperAssassin - 7/19/2012, 4:41 PM
MIB 3 was actually (I didn't think I'd ever say this) pretty good for a 3rd film. But if Will's kid makes it in the 4th then count me out.
JoeMomma29 - 7/19/2012, 6:52 PM
Knowing Will Smith his son and daughter will be in the fourth film. Argh I am getting so sick and tired of him forcing his untalented children on us!
JoeMomma29 - 7/19/2012, 6:54 PM
@ PuyGuy how stupid and ignorant are you to actually write those comments?! Oh wait you type is that bad? Dang I hate to say but I am pretty sure your parents were racists!!!!
jamesbduk - 7/20/2012, 6:07 AM
21 Jump Street wasn't an 80's movie was it? I thought it was just a TV show...

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