Following the $600 million success of Men In Black 3, it’s not too surprising that Sony Pictures wants another one. Now they’re moving forward with Men in Black 4, hiring screenwriter Oren Uziel (The Kitchen Sink) to write the screenplay, according to TheWrap.
Uziel’s going to be busy, as the studio has also set the writer to re-write the script for 21 Jump Street 2. He’ll work on 21 Jump Street 2 script before moving on to Men In Black 4.
While some had wondered whether audiences would be interested in for Men In Black after such as long gap, but the third instalment turned out to be the highest grossing of the franchise. No details are known about the planned fourth film, and while it’s likely Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are open to returning, no deals have been set yet.
Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall’s wrote the original draft for 21 Jump Street 2. Sony recently confirmed a June 6, 2014 release, so it’s likely Uziel will be doing a polish rather than a complete overhaul. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will be back as Schmidt and Jenko, with Dave Franco likely returning as Eric Molson.