May I just say that Josh Brolin looks scarily like a young version of Tommy Lee Jones in this Men In Black III trailer, to the point where you wonder if they’ve used CGI to increase the similarity. It’s a bit eerie. The first trailer for MiB3 wasn’t exactly thrilling, but now they’ve finished a lot more footage, ensuring this looks a lot more like the alien managing fun of the first two movies. In this one something has changed time so that Jones’ Agent K died in 1969, and Will Smith’s Agent J has to go back in time and sort it out. It hits cinemas May 25th.
Believe it or not, but the last time we saw Will Smith on screen was in Seven Pounds in 2008, and his last bona fide hit was the previous year’s I Am Legend. While he’s got Men In Black III later this year and After Earth in 2013, it appears he’s also thinking about returning to the rather empty I Am Legend world.
Will’s not yet signed to star, but his Overbrook Entertainment production company is moving forward with what’s believed to be a sequel to I Am Legend (not, as previously rumoured, as prequel), and according to Deadline, Arash Amel has signed on to write the screenplay, with Akiva Goldsman producing.
The plan is for Will Smith to return as Robert Neville, who was one of the last men left on earth after a virus wiped out most of the earth’s population. However, Will Smith won’t commit to starring in the project until the script is ready. If he is coming back, it raises questions about exactly how they plan to bring back Neville after the events of I Am Legend
It also isn’t known if I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence plans to direct the sequel.
It’s taken Jaden Smith a while to sort out a follow-up to The Karate Kid, but now he’s a couple years older and teaming up with his dad (who’s Will Smith, in case you’ve been under a rock and didn’t know) for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth.
Now the young star is on set in Costa Rica and tweeting photos of himself looking suitably heroic and futuristic for the sci-fi tale. The film, previously known as 1,000 AE, centres on Will and Jaden, who crash land on earth years after the planet was deemed uninhabitable for humans. After the crash, it’s up to the son, who is viewed as a failed warrior, to save his father. It’ll reach cinemas June 2013.
Will Smith and Russell Crowe are used to being leading men, but according to Vulture, Akiva Goldsman has pulled off something of a coup, getting both actors to take supporting roles in his directorial debut, Winter’s Tale. Crowe’s involvement was first mooted last November, but it’s only now that he has officially signed on.
The story is set in both the present day and the late 19th century, and centres on a thief who falls in love with the Irish heiress he just robbed, right before she dies. He later learns that he possesses the gift of reincarnation, and becomes determined to save her life. Will Smith will play a judge, while Russell Crowe is portraying a mob boss called Pearly Soames, who is trying to kill the burglar. Neither the thief nor heiress have been cast yet.
Akiva Goldsman is directing Winter’s Tale from his own screenplay, which he adapted from Mark Halprin’s novel. It is said that Akiva Goldsman called in every favour he could to get this project off the ground, and has shaved $20 million off the budget. Production may start in September, assuming Warner Bros. ends up giving Winter’s Tale the green light.
Actress Isabelle Fuhrman, who stars as Clove in The Hunger Games but is probably best known from the title role in Orphan, has joined the cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth for Columbia Pictures, according to THR.
The story centres on Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith, who crash land on earth years after the planet was deemed uninhabitable for humans. After the crash, it’s up to the son, who is viewed as a failed warrior, to save his father. Isabelle Fuhrman is playing Rayna, a friend of Jaden Smith’s character. Zoë Kravitz is also onboard to play Will Smith’s daughter, while Sophie Okonedo plays his wife.
M. Night Shyamalan is directing After Earth, which was previously titled 1000 A.E., from a script by Gary Whitta. Production is scheduled to start in March, on location in Utah and Pennsylvania.
The Men In Black are back and coming to cinemas with their third adventure on May 25th, 2012. To try and get people excited, the first trailer is here, although as it’s still pretty early, it’s more about reigniting the franchise than telling us about the film itself. However it does let us know that somehow Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) has been dead for 40 years and the only way to sort that out is to get Will Smith to travel back to 1969. The film had troubles during shooting, with half of it having to be delayed while they rewrote the script for the 60s section. Hopefully they sorted the problems out and it’ll be a welcom return for the alien monitoring agents.
And doesn’t Josh Brolin look uncannily like a young Tommy Lee Jones? Don’t believe us? Well watch the trailer.
For a while now, Will and Jaden Smith has been attached to M. Night Shyamalan’s planned new sci-fi movie, 1000 A.E.. Now it appears the director is filling out the rest of the cast, as THR report that Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) are both in talks to join the film.
1000 A.E. is set in the future when humans no longer live on Earth after it became inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it is up to the son to save the dad and prove himself.
Assuming the women do sign on made, Kravitz would play Smith’s daughter, while Okonedo will portray his wife. The current plan is to start shooting early next year for release in 2013.
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The Men In Black are back next summer, on May 25th to be exact, and the hype machine has started to roll with Sony releasing the first two posters for the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones movie (via Coming Soon). If you look closely towards the bottom, you’ll see there’s a link to a website, www.TheMenInBlackAreReal.com.
The takes you to a viral Facebook account, supposedly set up by somebody called ‘BugEyes126’, who left the following message: “I’ve uncovered that there’s these Men in Black suits who monitor and police alien activity on earth. Up until now no one believes me, so I’m on a mission to prove that they’re real and that’s why I started this Facebook page. More soon.”
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