MEN IN BLACK III faces script issues; delayed

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 16th, 2011

Apparently even a film like MEN IN BLACK III has found itself in a bit of a snag. Well, more than a bit actually.

When the film was set to start production, Columbia hired scribe Jeff Nathanson to come in and give a quick polish to the film’s screenplay. This was back in November, and with the film shooting in two respective chunks, the idea of Nathanson coming in and polishing up the script, which itself already had the hands of Ethan Cohen and David Koepp on it, was not going to seemingly be an issue.

That said, it is now.

The LA Times has revealed that the film, set to start shooting its second part soon, will now be shooting come March, due to the “lack of a ready script.” This can’t be good.

MEN IN BLACK III is helmed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and will star the likes of the returning Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, as well as Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, Sharlto Copley, Gemma Arterton, and Alec Baldwin.  Personally, I wasn’t too keen on the project in the first place, but the fact that they are shooting the film in two parts like this, and while the screenplay is being polished, leaves me to have absolutely no interest in this project, what so ever.  The cast is interesting, but that’s truly the only thing that makes this at all a compelling film.

What do you think?

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