David Koepp to Work on MEN IN BLACK III Script

     March 2, 2011

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Production on Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black III went into its planned hiatus last November to handle issues with the script.  That hiatus was set to finish in February, but was recently pushed back to March 28th.  According to Deadline, blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Spider-Man) has been brought in to work on the script for the next several weeks.

The story for the third involvement involves the movie’s villain (Jemaine Clement) traveling back in time to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), but that assassination will set off a chain of events that will destroy the world.  Agent J (Will Smith) must travel back in time to protect Agent K and the universe.  Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) wrote the original draft of the script, and then Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2) was brought on board to punch up the time-traveling scenes.  There are no details on what parts of the script require Koepp’s attention, but Sony insists that the 3D film will make its May 25, 2012 release date.  The movie also stars Rip Torn, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, and Josh Brolin.

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