Sorry, but this one reeks of made-up publicity / anything for a headline:
Director Barry Sonnenfeld revealed Will came up with the idea himself…
He said: “Will calls me Baz. When we were shooting ‘Men In Black II’ [in 2002], one night he said ‘Hey Baz, I think I have an idea for number three’. The basic idea was that Will’s character, Agent J, would have to go back into the past to save his partner.
“It allowed the movie to take place in another era, and us to learn more about Tommy Lee Jones’ character. But it turned out to be a very long process of development, mainly because of the knotting issues of time travel, the time travel thing was really hard.”
Could be true. Even it it was, as Sonnenfeld pointed out, time travel is a tricky topic when it comes to story-telling. It’s continuity cubed. Simply voicing the idea isn’t the same as writing the script. And of course, the MIB franchise has always had a 50s/60s feel to it, just like the Blues Brothers did.
Legendary makeup artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) was interviewed by British movie magazine Empire, and he mentioned the difficulties they had during filming:
“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!”
And when he was asked about a further sequel, Baker said:
“At least we’ve got Josh Brolin now to carry on with Tommy’s part…”
I’m guessing that would mean killing of Tommy Lee Jones, and shifting the younger Agent K to yet another period in time, presumably the future? But maybe the future would be too expensive to create? Perhaps get Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) to direct it?
As usual with images, not a lot to say. And unlike the previous posters, pretty much nothing to comment on.
However I do think that “Back in Time” is a nice double entendre, I think that having a twitter hash tag there is a smart move, and it looks to me like they’ve altered the faces of those Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones so that they look more similar.
Excuse the quality, these images were scanned from Empire Magazine. But hey, it means we get to see Will Smith (and his younger partner) back in the 60s, where it seems most of the story takes place. Click on the images to see them larger.
No, I’m not giving away prizes. The movie Men In Black 3 now has a serious competitor. Also launching on May 25 is Chernobyl Diaries. The movie is about a group of friends who, while vacationing in Europe, find themselves stranded in the abandoned city only to discover that they are not alone. Presumably there are mutant somethings after them…
According to Coming Soon, these are the movies announced as being released on May 25:
- Chernobyl Diaries
- The Intouchables (limited)
- Men in Black 3 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
- Moonrise Kingdom (limited)
Now, because of the time travel aspect, the modern day characters played by Tommy Lee Jones and Emma Thompson and Rip Torn might not get as much screen time as younger versions of themselves when Will Smith’s character goes back in time. Regardless, here’s a still from the movie of Emma Thompson’s Agent Oh:
The younger Agent Oh is played by Alice Eve, also from England, and probably best known for her recurring role in the Entourage TV series.
I was doodling in science class yesterday, this image that I just couldn’t get out of my head. Wasn’t sure if it was something I’ve seen before or maybe just from a dream I had. My lab partner saw it in my notebook and said it kind of looked like some large particle accelerator?
So I looked it up, and these “colliders” can cost over 6 billion dollars! Yeah, billions spent to build this just to “see what would happen”. Not sure I buy it.
Using it to secretly transport aliens to and from distant plants seems more likely… Not that I think the Men In Black Suits have anything to do with this. They wouldn’t use this for interplanetary transport of ETs. It’s just a giant school science project! Right?
So I guess this is a thinly disguised clue that the Large Hadron Collidor will have a role to play in the upcoming movie?
It’s not often that a credits / title artist gets any press, but Pablo Ferro isn’t just anybody. He was quite somebody in New York during the 60s and 70s, due to his unorthodox (multiple women) lifestyle and his talent that appeared at either end of movies such as Dr Strangelove, Bullit and The Thomas Crown Affair. Of interest to us is that he is currently working on a title sequence for Men in Black 3.