According to an exclusive report from Deadline, a new Men in Black spin-off movie is on the way courtesy of Sony Pictures.
The latest addition to the franchise already has a script, said to have been penned by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the writers of Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight. A release date of May 2019 has been mooted, with Steven Spielberg involved as an executive producer. There has been no director assigned just yet, although one is expected to be announced shortly.
Sadly, the article goes on to reports that the film’s original stars, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, aren’t expected to reprise their roles. Instead, it will acknowledge the world they inhabited, with the new protagonists taking on the same alien bad guys.
Confirming the spin-off, producer Walter Parkes said: “It’s so rare to get to the end of the script and know you’re holding a movie in your hands, but Art and Matt have written a spinoff that somehow is true to the core of the MiB world and yet expands the franchise to a fresh new place.”
Read more information about the film over at Deadline.
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