In looks as if the upcoming Men in Black reboot is finally close to landing a director!
As per Deadline, Sony Pictures has reportedly decided that F. Gary Gray is the person best suited to relaunch this genre favourite franchise. The director is likely best known to genre fans for the likes of The Italian Job remake, Be Cool, Law Abiding Citizen, Straight Outta Compton and Fast & Furious 8.
Talks between both parties are believed to be still ongoing, although an agreement is expected to be reached and announced imminently.
Where this relaunch is concerned, neither Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones will feature. Instead, the movie will look to explore the greater world of the original trilogy – making it a reboot-cum-spin-off of sorts, we guess. And just to be clear, this is a completely different picture to the MIB 23 crossover effort that was to see the Men in Black and Jump Street franchises coming together. Where that project is concerned, it now seems like it’s not going to happen, with Jonah Hill last year going public in saying that it’s just too complicated of a deal to put together.
For this Men in Black do-over, Transformers: The Last Knight’s Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have put together the screenplay, with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald back to serve as executive producers alongside Steven Spielberg.
The currently untitled Men in Black reboot is set for a June 14th, 2019 release.