Scheduled to hit theaters May 25, 2012, the third movie in the hit franchise starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will ride the 3D bandwagon. As of right now, Will Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are set to return. Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin are in negotiations to return as Agent Kay and young Agent Kay, respectively. Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) is set to write the script.
Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution commented on the announcement, saying “”Sony’s summer of 2012 will get off to a red hot start with an incredible new 3D adventure for the Men in Black. We couldn’t be more excited that the original filmmaking team responsible for the first two worldwide hits is reuniting for this third installment. We love where the story is taking Agents Jay and Kay and know this new chapter will deliver a fresh fun twist for fans of the franchise while also introducing the Men in Black to a whole new generation of moviegoers.”
The Pulse: Is it bad that I’m already sick of this 3D trend? If the current crop of 3D movies are any indication, this is just a gimmick used to show off new technology and it’s typically at the expense of storytelling, plotting, and characterization. It may work with Men in Black given that it’s a facile–but entertaining–action-comedy. Too bad I won’t be able to watch it in theaters because it’ll give me a headache.
But that’s just me. What do you think? Should Men in Black 3 get the 3D treatment? Is this just a gimmick to get people into the theaters, or will this 3D technology allow them to do something special?
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