According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production’s hiatus has been extended to March 28th (they’ve been on break since just before Christmas). That’s a month and a half later than was originally scheduled, but the change is to accommodate screenwriter David Koepp who’s been brought in to fix some fundamental problems in the script.
Producers made the bizarre decision to start production without a completed script in December to take advantage of the New York City tax credit breaks, which they were expecting to expire at the end of the year (they wound up getting extended for another five). The studio estimates they saved $35 million by starting in December.
Men In Black III follows Will Smith’s character Agent Jay as he teleports back to the late 1960s to hobnob with his partner, played in the first two films by Tommy Lee Jones and as a younger version by Josh Brolin.
Now they don’t have a script and won’t be working until April, which makes me wonder if the movie will actually happen. Men In Black is one of those movies that have a great money-making potential. If it actually starts production.