It has been announced that Will Smith will return to the big screen in “Men in Black 3″ in 3D in May 2012.
Not only has Will Smith agreed to star in the movie, director Barry Sonnenfeld is on board as well. Tommy Lee Jones has not yet officially agreed to take part,
Actor Josh Brolin is also in talks to play a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’ character. Brolin’s not officially signed onto the film, but he says the script really caught his attention.
“It looks really, really good,” Brolin told MTV News of the early script for the film that he’s seen. “I can’t tell you the story, obviously, but they pitched me the general story, and I was like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if that’s really my thing, man.’”
“I was extremely grateful that they were even interested in me,” he continued. “But then they got more specific with the story, and I go, ‘Yes, that’s f—ing great!’ This is a character where I feel like I can do some actual acting work within this franchise that everybody knows.”
“I read something early, early, early, but it’s very different than what is being written right now,” said Brolin.
“I just watched the first one again a few nights ago and loved it,” he said. “Loved it!”
Other stars up for Men in Black 3 are rumored to be Sacha Baron Cohen and Jemaine Clement, according to MTV.
“Men in Black 3″ has a tentative theater release date of May 25, 2012.
The screenplay was written by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder). Steven Spielberg will executive produce. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produced the film.
The first Men in Black film was released in 1997 and grossed over $587 million worldwide against a $90 million budget. It is currently the 49th highest grossing film of all time. The second film released in 2002, was a commercial success as well, but not to the extent of the first.