Sony are lining up a pretty big director for the upcoming Men in Black reboot
A new version is coming.
Fresh from the news that Bad Boys 3 is eyeing up a new director, another one of Will Smith's most beloved franchises is ready for a new installment.
This time, Big Willie won't be getting suited and booted to do battle with some aliens but Sony are pushing ahead with a new film and they've got a release date in mind: June 14, 2019.
As reported by Deadline, the studio have identified F. Gary Gray (The Fate Of The Furious AKA Fast & Furious 8, Straight Outta Compton) as the man to erase any memories of MIB: II and III. Hell, they could just use the memory erasing gun, but what do we know?
After striking it big at the box-office with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony are confident that Gray can emulate that success and he has the track record to do so. As for the new Men in Black film, the script is written by Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway & Art Marcum.
Sony’s desire to revive the franchise hasn't exactly been a secret. In the past few months, 21 Jump Street cast members Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were linked with an extraterrestrial spinoff.
In fact, when we caught up with the star of Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street, he said "I hope so, we're trying (to get MIB:23) but it doesn't look like it's going to happen soon. Maybe one day."
At present, Sony and Amblin will be looking to relaunch the series without Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in the leads.
Any thoughts on who might be able suitable to wear those suits?