Despite a 10 year delay between Men in Black 2 and Men in Black 3, audiences were still eager to see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back in action policing extraterrestrial aliens to the tune of $624 million worldwide. Thanks to the bump from 3D ticket prices and inflation, the third movie became the [...]
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- Liam Goodwin
Men in Black 4 has been confirmed.
The fourth movie in the series will be written by Oren Uziel, reports The Wrap.
Uziel is a relative newcomer who wrote the upcoming Mortal Kombat film adaptation. He is also currently working on a sequel to 21 Jump Street.
Cast details and a release date for Men in Black 4 have yet to be revealed.
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When you think about the ridiculous behind the scenes problems that Men In Black III had - including long delays so that the script could be almost totally rewritten - the movie itself is actually not that bad. The story is fairly stupid and there are some gaping plot holes, but the whole thing is kept together by the never-yielding charisma of Will Smith and the spot-on Tommy Lee Jones impression by Josh Brolin (not to mention a funny supporting turn by Michael Stuhlbarg). Audiences responded as well, with the film making $179 million in the United States and a crazy $445 million internationally. Given that success, Sony is going to give it another go. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that upcoming screenwriter Oren Uziel, who scripted the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film as well as the upcoming horror comedy The Kitchen Sink, has been hired by the studio to write a »
While Sony is patiently awaiting Oren Uziel's rewrite on the 21 Jump Street sequel, the studio has also tapped the screenwriter to pen another installment in the Men in Black franchise. Little is known about the logline for Men in Black 4, though the studio was apparently pleased enough with Uziel's pitch to give him the go-ahead. It's unclear at this time just how involved Will Smith would be with a fourth film and there are currently no deals for either Josh Brolin or Emma Thompson to return. After Men in Black 3 went on to earn a franchise-best $624 million, the studio is obviously eager to get another film in development. Uziel, however, will have to finish his draft on the 21 Jump Street sequel first, which Sony has already slated for a June 6, 2014 release. Hit the jump for more. The Wrap reports that Uziel has been tapped by Sony to pen »
- Dave Trumbore
I enjoyed Men in Black 3, and I think it would be fun to see a fourth one. There's no word on if Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, or Emma Thompson will be back, but I imagine the studio will fight to get Smith back on board since the franchise wouldn't work without him. There's also no word on if director Barry Sonnenfeld would be back either.
It will be fun to see what kind of sci-fi adventure we see in the next movie!
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- Joey Paur
Sony Pictures is moving forward with Men in Black 4, hiring screenwriter Oren Uziel (The Kitchen Sink) to write the screenplay. Additionally, the studio has also set the writer to re-write the script for another sequel, 21 Jump Street 2. Oren Uziel will first work on the 21 Jump Street 2 script before moving on to Men in Black 4.
Sony's Men in Black 3 earned a healthy $625 million worldwide, the highest-grossing movie in the sci-fi franchise. Story details are being kept under wraps for Men in Black 4. A director hasn't been attached yet, but it seems likely that Barry Sonnenfeld will return, since he made all three movies in the franchise. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones starred in the first trilogy as Agent J and Agent K, although their return hasn't been confirmed yet either.
Sony Pictures has started development on the fourth movie in the Men in Black franchise, EW has confirmed. The Wrap first reported the news.
Oren Uziel, who is writing the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, has scored the screenwriting gig for MIB 4. He is also writing Sony’s sequel to 21 Jump Street, last year’s hit comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. That sequel will open on June 6, 2014. No release date has been set for MIB 4.
Men in Black 3 was a box office success last summer, earning the franchise’s highest worldwide gross. The time-traveling threequel brought back franchise »
- Emily Rome
What exactly can $625m in worldwide box office receipts buy you? A sequel script from a Black List screenwriter, if a new report from The Wrap is to be believed. The outlet shares that Oren Uziel (whose The Kitchen Sink made the 2010 Black List and is expected to go into production later this year) has been tapped to pen the “quietly” in development sequel to Sony’s 2012 Men in Black 3. Details on the Men in Black 4 are being (predictably) “kept under wraps,” but it’s probably safe to assume it will somehow involve Will Smith and some incarnation of Agent K (either Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin, or maybe even both, imagine that fun) fighting aliens with wit and nifty tools. While you may not know Uziel’s name just yet, the writer is something of a hot commodity around Hollywood, as the scribe has also been tasked with co-writing the new Mortal Kombat movie »
- Kate Erbland
Men in Black 3 didn’t perform as well at the Us box office as the previous two movies, but it earned $445 million internationally. A worldwide take of $624 million is easily good enough to merit exploring sequel possibilities, and Sony has hired a writer to work on the new story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oren Uziel will be creating a Men in Black 4 draft for Sony.
This isn’t anything Sony is rushing into, though. Uziel has also been hired by Sony to work on a draft for a 21 Jump Street sequel, which takes priority with the movie already having a release date of June 6, 2014. There’s no word on what Will Smith’s involvement will be, but it will likely depend on the final script.
- Jonathan James
Here come the Men In Black ... again.
According to TheWrap, screenwriter Oren Uziel has been hired by Sony to write a script for "Men In Black 4." No other details are available on the direction of the film, but it would presumably star Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones once again. Sony likely hopes that a fourth installment of the mega-franchise will arrive sooner than the third film, which was released a decade after its predecessor.
"When people ask about a sequel, I say, 'Let's finish this one first,'" director Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed all three "Men In Black" films, told Vulture last year. "We'll see. It would have to be in outer space." In that interview, Sonnenfeld said that Emma Thompson, who played the head of Mib in the third film, could have a larger role in part four.
"I think the reason to do a sequel would be »
- Christopher Rosen
If you've read our recent feature on Blockbuster Threequels (and if you haven't, you should), you might have noticed that the third entry in many franchises was not the last. They continued on past that number, as the market dictated, and now it seems as if enough people paid for "Men In Black 3" that we might get another one. Sony has tasked Oren Uziel ("The Kitchen Sink") to rewrite "21 Jump Street 2" (cool) and "Men In Black 4" (no). While MIB3 might have been the lowest grossing domestic earner by a long almost $100 million, the increasingly important overseas sales were insane, pushing it to over $620 million, the most successful of the entire franchise. Money talks folks, so that's why Sony is gonna try to make this happen. But as always, there are caveats, and they come in the form of: Will Smith. Dude is tremendously picking and who knows if his »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sony Pictures has hired Oren Uziel to pen the scripts for both Men In Black 4 and 21 Jump Street 2. Uziel, who is working with the studio to develop his black list script The Kitchen Sink, will write the 21 Jump Street sequel first before moving onto the next Men In Black film. Of course, details on both projects are being kept well under wraps at this point.
Though he currently doesn’t have much of a resume, Uziel has the aforementioned Kitchen Sink in development and he’s also working on a few other high profile projects. He’s been tapped to write the Mortal Kombat reboot, he’ll be adapting the novel Downtown Owl and he’s also writing Julius Onah’s God Particle for Paramount and Bad Robot. Clearly, this guy must be good if Sony is trusting him to pen two big sequels.
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- Matt Joseph
Sony is throwing another Men in Black into development, hiring Oren Uziel to pen a draft. At the same time, Uziel also has been tapped to work on the sequel to 21 Jump Street. Men in Black 4 is in the early stages of development, and it is unclear to what extent franchise star Will Smith is involved at this point, though clearly there is interest to capitalize on last year’s movie. MiB 3 grossed a franchise-best $624 million and received warm reviews, after the bloated mess of Men in Black 2. Photos: 'Men in Black 3' and 17 Movies
- Borys Kit
The Wrap reports that Sony has commissioned Black List writer Oren Uziel, to pen Men In Black 4 as well as rewrite the 21 Jump Street sequel.
Sony is currently developing Uziel’s monster movie: The Kitchen Sink, which landed on the Black List in 2010.
Men In Black 3 made $624 million worldwide.
The 21 Jump Street sequel is expected to hit theaters on June 6, 2014.
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- Alex Corey
After Men In Black 3 grossed an impressive $625 million at the worldwide box office last year (the highest in the series), it was confirmed that a fourth film was, unsurprisingly, in the works. Now, a writer has been hired. According to The Wrap, screenwriter Oren Uziel (who wrote the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth fanfilm, and was set to co-write a big screen reboot with director Kevin Tancharoen) will pen Men In Black 4. He has also been hired to rewrite the 21 Jump Street sequel (which has a recently announced release date of June 6th, 2014), which he will work on before MIB4. Of course, story details are being kept under wraps. While it hasn't 100% confirmed, it's likely that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will reprise their respective roles as Agents J and K, and they both expressed interest in doing another film. Additionally, Uziel has in development at »
Despite a lukewarm response from fans here, Men In Black 3 did pretty well at the box office, grossing over $600 million worldwide. After stories of massive delays and script issues on set, Sony is moving forward with a fourth chapter in the scifi-comedy franchise. Sony has tapped 21 Jump Street 2 screenwriter Oren Uziel to write Men In Black 4, a project he will begin once he finishes writing the sequel to the Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum hit from last year. There is no word on what sort »
- Alex Maidy
The new trailer for "White House Down" includes much of the same terrifying imagery presented in the film's first teaser -- the U.S. Capitol exploding from the inside out, for instance -- but with one key addition: jokes. The latest look at Roland Emmerich's upcoming summer blockbuster shines a spotlight on the interaction between stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
"It has a lot of humor, a lot of great characters, and -- at the center -- this relationship between an ex-soldier who wants to become a Secret Service agent (Tatum) but gets denied, and the President of the United States (Foxx)," Emmerich told HuffPost Entertainment when the first "White House Down" trailer debuted in March.
That relationship -- which, in this new trailer, includes elements of "Lethal Weapon" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" -- puts "White House Down" on the same level as a host of other 2013 summer blockbusters. »
- The Huffington Post
Following a tremendous $624 million worldwide box office last year with Men in Black 3 , Sony Pictures has brought aboard Oren Uziel to script a fourth adventure in the comedic sci-fi franchise. The Wrap has the news that Uziel will script both Mib 4 and will perform rewrite duties on 21 Jump Street 2 . Uziel, who has previously written for the webseries "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth," is also known for his upcoming horror comedy screenplay, The Kitchen Sink . That film features a human, a vampire and a zombie teaming up to prevent an alien invasion. Although no confirmations have been made as of yet, Barry Sonnenfeld has directed all three entries in the Men in Black franchise and all three films have featured Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agents J and K, »
In less than two weeks UK cinemagoers will learn the answer to one of life's big mysteries - just who the hell is Benedict Cumberbatch playing in Star Trek Into Darkness... in the meantime, while we await the arrival of J.J. Abrams' eagerly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, Paramount Pictures has dropped a new clip featuring Chris Pine's Captain Kirk confronting Cumberbatch's bad guy 'John Harrison', which you can check out below...
Joining Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine in the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness are returning Star Trek stars Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Bones), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Checkov) and Bruce Greenwood (Pike), while newcomers to the cast include Alice Eve (Men in Black 3), Peter Weller (RoboCop), Noel Clarke (Doctor Who) and Nazneed Contractor (24).
Star Trek Into Darkness opens in UK cinemas on May 9th ahead of a North American release on May 17th. »
- Flickering Myth
Today I have quite the double-bill. It begins at noon with a screening of Noah Baumbach's much-talked-about Frances Ha, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and, along with playing the Seattle Film Festival, will hit limited theaters on May 17. Then, this evening my Summer Movie Season begins with Iron Man 3, which half the world has already seen to the tune of $195.3 million and reviews have been through the roof. My 2013 Summer Movie Season continues tomorrow night with Star Trek Into Darkness (5/17) and next Monday I'll be screening The Great Gatsby (5/10). I've already seen Before Midnight (5/24) and while in Cannes I'll see The Bling Ring (7/14), Only God Forgives (7/19), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (8/16) and Fruitvale Station (7/26). I mention all of this because I was considering writing up a Top Ten Most Anticipated 2013 Summer Movies feature, or even a Too 15, but when I will have seen nearly my »
- Brad Brevet
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