After years in the rumour wilderness, it looks like Sony might actually get the Men In Black production machine up and running again.
As part of its ShoWest presentation to eager cinema owners in Las Vegas, the studio announced that it was in active development on another chapter in the alien-corralling, ultra-secret team.
So with MIB III now looming large on the horizon – Sony claims it wants the film ready for a 2011 release – we thought we’d take a moment to offer up some utterly unsolicited advice on the new franchise outing.
Because we care. And we want the new film to be more like the original and less like the sequel.
1. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
Despite their busy schedules, the pure, bubbling comedy chemistry between Smith and Jones means that executives would have to be out of their minds not to do everything in their power to drag the pair back to the franchise.
It might take one hell of a juggling act to ensure that they’re both available, but given Smith’s friendly relationship with the studio and Jones’ likely need of a payday to help finance something he truly cares about. No Country For Old Men II: The Bell Rings Twice, anyone?
Plus this thing has been developing since 2005, and in 2008 producer Walter Parkes blabbed that, “Everyone, including Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, wants to do another."
Yeah, it’s so much producer waffle that we’re used to hearing, but we really just want to believe.
And if they really want to tempt the pair to return, they’ll also want to think about…