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EXCLUSIVE: The Men In Black are back. Sony Pictures has fast tracked a spin-off of its billion dollar grossing alien franchise. The studio today will stake out a May 17, 2019 release date for an untitled film that has a script by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum, the writers of Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones aren’t expected to reprise, but the film acknowledges and builds on the world they inhabited. Holloway & Marcum have scripted a contemporary sci-fi pic about the secret black clad force that protects earth from the alien scum of the universe, focusing on new characters chasing villains that put the picture on more of a global scale than the two previous films. The ambition is akin to the way that Jurassic World rebooted and expanded that franchise. The spin-off film is being produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. They are actively involved right now in meeting with top directors. They expect to land one quickly.

The project is a surprise, because it was expected that the next 
Men In Black movie would be a mash up with another Sony Pictures hit franchise, 21 Jump Street, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s characters donning the black suits. That idea remains in development, but the spin-off is moving quickly and will come first. 

 

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with an even bigger extent than independence day cos that was at least an ensemble i feel like the love for men in black is very much connected to will smith. like no one actually gives a fuck about the lore of men in black.

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The article mentions JW. ID2 came to mind.

 

JS23 in the MIB universe seemed like a good idea.

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It'd be easier for Sony to do a reboot but with new characters. Unlike Jurassic World where the dinosaurs are the main attraction, MIB was really about the interaction between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. I have a feeling this will end up being Ghostbusters 2016 2.0

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Just now, kayumanggi said:

Why are certain 2019 releases here and some in the On the Lot section?

I don't know why. I think anything that has an official release date should automatically go here unless they get taken off the release schedule.

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They could go all Ghostbusters and the spinoff could be Women in White

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1 minute ago, YourMother said:

Interesting. May 2019 should be good with Avengers, Aladdin, MIB, and Minecraft.

 

John Wick 3 > all of those combined.

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5 minutes ago, filmlover said:

I don't know why. I think anything that has an official release date should automatically go here unless they get taken off the release schedule.

I think no one manages the On the Lot section. lol

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23 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

Is this another crazy Sony idea that will miss its release date?!

Depend on how much Spielberg take charge I imagine.

 

MIB high concept is strong enough to work without Smith and with Independance Day failing without him he was probably asking a ridiculously a lot for this and with Sony loosing money on MIB 3 because of that cast/director really high cost, taking a new direction, a cheaper new direction was probably the only realistic choice.

 

Maybe they will be closer to the X-Com Ufo enemy unknown video game franchise scenario, it can be quite different and still use the brand awareness.

 

Will probably do some for of JP/Ghostbuster, mostly clean reboot but with some irrelevant fuzzy link to the past movies, need to work among new audience that have not seen them, MIB will be more than 20 year's old.

 

 

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Please let it be Tatum and Hill. No "direct" link to the jump street franchise, but just a few nods and winks.

 

Cant think of 2 other stars that have as much chemistry that I would want to see in these roles.

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