Men In Black 3 to Begin Shooting in Spring?

Last September, producer Walter Parkes mentioned the sequel would be on its way if things started to fall into place...it seems they may have.

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By Whispers68 - 10/29/2009
Movie sequels will continue as long as the box office numbers continue generating the figures that studios are pleased with. But everything must be in line if the film will be successful; original cast, right story, etc.

While talking to Parade Magazine, producer Walter Parkes said,"The challenge is getting the script right and finding a time when our busy stars are available," he said. "But everyone, including Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, wants to do another."

During the recent Showest; the most exclusive and longest running event for the film and distribution community, Rory Buer, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, gave a brief update mentioning along with "spider-Man 4" and "Ghostbusters 3," "Men in Black 3" is in active production.

Ethan Cohen has recently been given the task of writing a script for the sequel. Cohen is responsible for creating the script for "Tropic Thunder." There's currently no deal at the moment for the original director of the film as well as Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but apparently Smith is interested in returning to the sequel.

On a budget of $90 million, the original film earned well over $589 million at the box office worldwide. As for "Men in Black II," the film had a production budget of $140 million, which went then earned $441 million worldwide. The film is supposed to begin shooting next spring but without the three individuals on board, it seems Sony has a lot of work to do.



Whispers68: I hope the original cast comes back this time around because the film was a success due to the lineup of characters. More than likely Sony will do everything in its powers to bring back Smith and Jones, along with the original director
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DDD - 10/30/2009, 1:11 AM
Yes, please bring the original cast back!

It's time to load up the big guns!!!
LEEE777 - 10/30/2009, 4:49 AM
Original cast all the way!!!!
LEEE777 - 10/30/2009, 4:50 AM
And [frick] a I AM LEGEND 2, worst pile of SCI-FI sh1t ever made!!!! : D
Spilox - 10/30/2009, 5:21 AM
Hell yes! Definatally no Hancock 2.
BmanHall - 10/30/2009, 6:32 AM
As long as Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are in it again, I'm good.

@ LEEE777: I thought I am Legend was decent. But the idea of a sequel is BEYOND [frick]ing retard.
Bamf7 - 10/30/2009, 8:12 AM
The first MIB was good...second one was recycled jokes from the first one. But I would be up for a third movie, hopefully it's a bit more original!
Whispers68 - 10/30/2009, 8:24 AM
I can understand, dollar wise, as to why they want "I Am Legend 2." Creatively they should leave it at a standalone film but Hollywood loves the idea of raping a good thing while the iron ore is hot and that was a rather high temperature ore critically. I don't think they should make a sequel due to what the original stood for but who knows, maybe it'll be great. But history says a sequel will not.

As for Hancock 2, it made a boat load but that too I don't see a critical reason for a sequel.

I liked both MIB films for everything they were worth so if the formula continues, this film will be very successful. Special effects, good actors and great humor...can't go wrong.
flames809 - 10/30/2009, 10:20 PM
yes to this and to a hancock 2 and y they doing a i am legend two will smith dies at the end or is it a back story of how it all happen
Whispers68 - 10/30/2009, 10:27 PM
@flames

The basic synopsis mentioned about "I Am Legend 2" is figuring out how and what created the virus outbreak, which we saw in "I Am Legend." So basically they're going to show what led up to the incidents shown in the first movie. Prequel is the idea prettty much

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