As we look towards the next few months, we’ve got plenty of sequels and popcorn fare ahead of us. One of the biggest properties arriving this summer is the third film in the Men in Black franchise. Barry Sonnenfeld returns as director and the story finds Will Smith’s Agent J travelling back in time to save Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K. In addition to Bill Hader as Andy Warhol, we get Josh Brolin playing a younger version of Jones’ character for much of the film. Judging by the trailer, he’s done a remarkable job. Men in Black 3 also stars Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, and Johnny Knoxville. In addition, make-up effects artist Rick Baker returns to the franchise and you can see some of his creature work here.
The other night I landed an exclusive interview with Barry Sonnenfeld. While most interviews take place during the day at a hotel, we spoke by phone close to midnight. With his busy post-production schedule, it was the one time he could fit in the interview. During our wide ranging conversation we talked about the way he shot the 3D, how the project came together, whether he prefers film or digital and why, what his cameo in the film entails (he plays a man who jumped off a building during the stock market crash of 1929), Easter eggs, if he misses being a cinematographer, why he doesn’t shoot his own movies, what parts of the film changed on set, casting Josh Brolin, IMAX, deleted scenes, the running time (it’s currently 97 minutes without titles), his favorite movie, director and actor, and so much more. In addition, he gave me updates on his future projects like Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens and The How-To Guide for Saving the Planet. Hit the jump for a few new images of Sonnenfeld on set and the interview.
Sony has released six new images from Men in Black 3. Most of the new images feature the film’s aliens, and makeup artist Rick Baker explained how these extraterrestrials differed from the ones in the previous movies:
”When I saw the ’60s part, I said, ‘I think we should do retro-looking aliens based on a lot of the aliens that were in films from the ’50s and ’60s that I love,”’ says makeup artist Rick Baker. ”It was actually an idea I’d tried to push in the first two movies and they didn’t go for it, but I figured with the time travel it would be perfect.”
The movie has had its share of script problems, but the aliens look terrific. I’d expect no less from the seven-time Oscar winner. Hit the jump to the check out the images. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.
Even if Men in Black 3‘s story turns out to be a complete disaster, at least the makeup special effects will be quality. New set photos show that makeup artist guru Rick Baker (the white-bearded gent in the above image) has once again worked his magic, and there are going to be more fun aliens this time around. The set photos also show that, as expected, Jemaine Clement‘s villain has some creepy peepers hiding behind his aviator sunglasses. There’s also nice set photo of the heavy’s sweet ride.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Emma Thompson. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.
As we look towards the year ahead, we’ve got plenty of sequels and popcorn fare ahead of us. One of the biggest properties to his this year is the third film in the Men in Black franchise. Barry Sonnenfeld returns as director and the story finds Will Smith’s Agent J travelling back in time to save Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K. In addition to Bill Hader as Andy Warhol, we get Josh Brolin playing a younger version of Jones’ character for much of the film. Judging by the trailer, he’s got the accent spot on. We’ve previously seen a few new images from the film, but now Sony has released the high-resolution versions so we can see Will Smith all shiny and nice.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, and Jemaine Clement. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.
Images are starting to surface from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, giving us a peek into some of the biggest films of 2012. A new image from The Amazing Spider-Man features Andrew Garfield yet again doing some Spidey business sans mask, and we’ve also got a new image from Men in Black 3 which shows Will Smith and Josh Brolin riding some very uncomfortable-looking monocycles. Additionally, a clear image has finally been released of Benjamin Walker as our ass-kicking 16th President in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Last but not least is a new look at Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in director Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. Based on the classic cult TV series, Dark Shadows centers on a vampire’s attempt to reintegrate with his descendants after having been buried for 200 years. Depp looks considerably less strange in this image than others, but with Burton involved we can rest assured that there’ll probably be enough weirdness in the film to go around.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D July 3rd, Men in Black 3 will be released in 3D on May 25th, Dark Shadows hits theaters May 11th, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in 3D June 22nd.
The first images from Men in Black 3 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have gone online. As you can see in the Men in Black 3 image, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) have returned to mess up your Chinese restaurant dining experience. As for Abraham Lincoln, you can see our 16th president (Benjamin Walker) trying to slay a vampire and missing. I’m not sure why Fox chose to send out this image since the shot clearly works better in motion.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Men in Black 3 opens May 25th and also stars Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Johnny Knoxville, and Jemaine Clement. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens June 22nd and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, and Rufus Sewell. Both movies are in 3D.
The first trailer for Men in Black 3 has gone online. The plot for the sequel involves J (Will Smith) going back in time to rescue K (Tommy Lee Jones). If I didn’t know that the script was most likely a mess, I would be slightly excited after seeing this trailer. Smith is back with his full-blown charisma and Josh Brolin is a pitch perfect young K. Maybe there’s a chance that somehow the script worked itself out? I’d certainly rather see a good MIB movie than a bad one.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Johnny Knoxville, and Jemaine Clement. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.
Today we got our hands on pictures of theater standees for a trio of upcoming movies that we thought might be of interest to you. The first features your favorite fiery Marvel superhero announcing Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The second features Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum double-gunning it on behalf of 21 Jump Street. The last is the standee version of the new Men in Black 3 posters that recreate the faces of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones with a couple dozen MIB logos.
Hit the jump to see the standee pictures, accompanied by more info on each film.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 pm
I’m writing to you this week a better person. “Why?” you ask? Well, I’d like to think it’s a result of my ongoing pursuit to better myself. Really, though, It’s because I watched The Muppets movie last weekend. I can’t remember leaving the movie theater that genuinely happy with the state of the film industry and the world as a whole. Any place that understands the societal importance of and allows for the continued expression of Jim Henson’s iconic creations is a place I’m happy to be a part of. In short, anytime The Muppets are around, I’m all the better for it.
In other news, in this week’s “Top 5″ installment you’ll find some of the first looks at Rhys Ifans’ The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man, the first teaser posters for Men in Black 3, the first image of Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Brendan’s latest Cinemath feature, and each of our 2012 Oscar Previews. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
Last week, we brought you a couple photos of the Men in Black 3 teaser posters that were posted inside and outside movie theaters over Thanksgiving weekend. Sony has now released hi-res versions of those posters online. As far as eye-catching posters go, they’re not bad. I’m still not interested in the movie, but that’s mostly because of the the re-writes, which were due to the boneheaded decision to start with an incomplete script. We previously reported that the story revolved around Agent J (Will Smith) going back in time to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) and avert a world-ending disaster, but after all the script changes I’m not sure that’s still accurate. Smith and Brolin are still in the movie (as are Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger, Rip Torn, and Johnny Knoxville), and I’m going to assume the time-travel element is still in place, but I’m not comfortable relying on that old logline.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25, 2012.
As a barrage of families are hitting the theaters for the holiday movie season, studios are drumming up awareness for their summer 2013 titles by unveiling promotional material at your local cineplex. Earlier today Matt spotted the first teaser poster for Sony’s Men in Black 3 and snapped a picture. The poster’s pretty effective (though slightly headache-inducing if you look too closely) as a bunch of “MIB3” logos make up Tommy Lee Jones’s face. Jones has a smaller role this time around though, as the film finds Will Smith traveling back in time to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) and avert a world-ending disaster.
Production on the film was plagued with troubles, going so far as to take a hiatus during filming to work on the script. We don’t yet know how things turned out, but this teaser poster likely means a trailer is coming our way soon so we should have a better idea of what to expect. Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film also stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, and Jemaine Clement. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th, 2012. [Update: We've updated the article with another teaser poster, this time featuring Will Smith]
by Jason Barr Posted: September 12th, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Just because Men in Black III has experienced some bumps and bruises along the course of its production doesn’t mean that the MIB franchise isn’t still a Hollywood heavyweight. Released in 1997 and 2002 respectively, let us not forget that the first two installments in the franchise garnered more than a combined $1 billion at the worldwide box office against an approximate combined budget of $230 million. With this blockbuster status in mind, Sony Pictures Entertainment and IMAX Corporation apparently have similarly high hopes for the third installment as they have announced that Men in Black III will be digitally remastered and released in IMAX 3D when it hits theaters worldwide on May 25, 2012. According to Sony Pictures Releasing president Rory Bruer:
“Releasing a film in IMAX 3D signals an event release, and Men in Black III on Memorial Day weekend certainly qualifies in a big way. We couldn’t be more excited about how MIB III will look and sound in IMAX theatres.”
As a quick reminder, the film is directed by franchise mainstay Barry Sonnenfeld and stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Alice Eve. While plot details are not available in abundance, we do know that the film will feature a time-traveling element that sees Agent J (Smith) go back in time to save a young Agent K (Brolin) while averting a world-ending disaster.
While on the red carpet for the 37th annual Saturn Awards, we got the chance to speak with legendary makeup artist Rick Baker as well as Oscar winning makeup artist Dave Elsey. Baker was gracious enough to talk to us about his approach to makeup effects, how he became attached to monsters at a young age, his favorite creature that he’s designed thus far in his career, and he even spoke a little bit about Men in Black III, commenting on the production troubles the film has encountered. Additionally, Elsey talked about how he approaches makeup effects, and answered which is harder: applying makeup or having makeup applied on you.
Hit the jump to watch the interview, and if you missed our other coverage from the Saturn Awards, be sure to check out our conversations with Brandon Routh, Fringe’s Lance Reddick, and producer Dean Devlin.
With the Licensing International Expo beginning tomorrow in Las Vegas, we’ve been provided with a number of new promo images from some highly anticipated films. While the images aren’t official marketing materials, these are some of the biggest properties around, so it’s pretty cool to get a look at some title/logo work. Included are The Amazing Spider Man, Men in Black III, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Dark Knight Rises, Hotel Transylvania and logos for Hugo Cabret, The Adventures of Tintin, Footloose, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek 2, and G.I. Joe 2, Hit the jump to check them out.
New set photos from Men in Black III have leaked online. This hasn’t exactly been the most secretive of sets as this is just the latest in series of set photos from the film. But what do they have to hide? You know a Men in Black has the main characters in sharp suits, there are weird gadgets, and there are some aliens. Since I imagine that most of the aliens will be CG, so we’re not going to see those, and then there are the jokes. We know that the premise has Agent J (Will Smith) going back in time to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) and avert a world-ending disaster, but because they started filming without even having a finished script and had to delay the project so they could figure out how to finish the story, it’s tough to have hope for this project.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos (although a few contain what could be considered minor spoilers). The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger, Rip Torn, and Johnny Knoxville. Men in Black III opens in 3D on May 25, 2012.