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'Men In Black 3' Starting To Sound Like A $200 Million Train Wreck

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 1:55 AM
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Film Greenlit With Only One Act Of The Script Ready; New Writer David Koepp Refusing To Talk To Producer Walter Parkes Considering how tricky the genre is to pull off, the original "Men in Black" still stands as one of the more successful stabs at the sci-fi comedy. It's no "Galaxy Quest" or anything, and it derails a bit in the third act, but for the most part it was inventive, genuinely funny and starred a central pair with perfect chemistry. 2002's sequel? Not so much; a bloated, unfunny mess that failed to capture pretty much any of what worked in the original. A third film is, belatedly, on the way, but a fascinating look at the behind the scenes shenanigans suggests it's going to land much nearer the second installment than the first.

David Koepp Gets Back On The Merry-Go-Round Of Writers On 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 8:56 AM
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How much messier can the production of "Men In Black 3" get? At this rate, the making of the film is going to be far more interesting than the film itself.

Alice Eve To Play Younger Version Of Emma Thompson In 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 3:46 AM
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Is "Men In Black 3" a "Wild Wild West"-sized disaster waiting to happen? Guess we'll soon see, but given that filming has been pushed back after a scheduled mid-production break in order to get the script right, signs aren't great for the sequel that Sony hopes will make some mad bank. Regardless of any issues the film is facing, a release date is set and this thing is moving forward, ready or not, and another face has been added to the cast.

Script Issues Cause Problems: Production On Second Half Of 'Men In Black 3' Delayed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 16, 2011 12:03 AM
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Right, we already knew this didn't augur well. In November 2010, just as production on "Men In Black 3," or "Men In Black 3D" whatever you wanna call it, was beginning, Columbia Pictures hired a new writer Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can” and “Rush Hour 2”) to give yet another polish to the script.

'Men In Black 3D' Gets One More Writer As Film Moves Towards Production

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 16, 2010 7:15 AM
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Jeff Nathanson To Do Time-Travel Section Polish On Top Of David Koepp and Etan Cohen; Film's Production Broken Into Two PartsAfter a few delays, "Men In Black 3D" or Men In Black 3," however you want to refer to it, starts production in New York tomorrow and right on time, Columbia Pictures has hired new writer Jeff Nathanson -- credits include "Catch Me If You Can" and "Rush Hour 2" -- to give another polish to the script. Wait how does that work? A film goes into production and you just hire a new writer?

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