'Men in Black III' Delayed Again Because of Script Rewrites

The Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones sequel was set to return from hiatus this week, but will now begin on March 28.

Men in Black III production delayed until March 28
Men in Black III production delayed until March 28
After going on hiatus in November, production on Sony's Men in Black III was supposed to pick back up this week. But the shoot has been delayed once again, with the start date pushed up to March 28.

Last fall, screenwriter Jeff Nathanson was hired to rewrite the Men in Black III script. The sequel had just started shooting in New York City at that time, but was set for an extended hiatus over the holiday season to resolve certain story issues. Men in Black III would have come out of Hiatus this week, but it seems those screenplay issues have not been resolved quite yet.

Etan Cohen wrote the original draft of the script, which is set to take place in both present day and in 1969, with Will Smith's Agent J traveling back in time to meet a young Agent K (Josh Brolin). Tommy Lee Jones will reprise his role as the present-day Agent K.

A May 25, 2012 release date was set for Men in Black III, although, with the movie's continual delays, this release date may shift somewhat in the future.

Men in Black 3 was released May 25th, 2012 and stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mike Colter, Nicole Scherzinger. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.



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Comments (17)

  1. Dan

    @lane1 Definitely agree with that. The first MIB was much better. I like both, but the sequel was weak sauce in comparison.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  2. skywise

    Barry Sonnenfeld is one of my least favorite directors but his original MIB movie is good. He was able to get fine performances out of his actors but lets face it, Tommy Lee Jones is always good. Anyway, i want to see this but my expectations are low. MIB II was mediocre at best.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Lane

    Either way, this film better be a lot longer than the last one was. Despite the fact that I just bought it, and still haven't done my re-watch, I clearly remember I was disappointed by how short it was.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  4. Lane

    Guys, it could go both ways. It could mean they're re-writing cause they want it to be good, but it could also mean that the continual rewrites are a bad sign because the writers keep getting it wrong and therefore, don't know what the f*ck they're doing.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  5. mosorwvlad

    This is good news. Really this shows that they wan't to make a good movie.

    4 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  6. Worth5Bucks

    I dont understand why everyone thinks this is a bad thing, if theyre rewriting thats fine

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1, I has a shirt like that

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Dan

    I'll sleep when I'm dead.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. fanboy

    All that time, and they still don't have their sh*t together? Wow! @sony I am currently a unqualified screen writer looking for a job, perhaps I could be of service and help get this get this on the fast track.

    @brian I swear, @dan1 is never asleep

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  10. Dan

    I'm always awake @brian.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Brian

    Is @dan1 awake right now?

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  12. ejk1

    I don't think I care anymore...Yep, I don't care.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Remy72883

    bummer still cant wait for this film though

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  14. TheSymbiote

    @cupid yes it does

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  15. CUPID

    Thats sucks.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag