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Ummm the media is taking notice.. I dont like this.

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More bad news about MIIIB! Source: yahoo.com

Will Smith’s Beef With MIB III
Shooting on the big threequel has been delayed because its lead star wants to see some changes, according to the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter (now on newsstands).

Though the script’s original draft (penned by Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen) found favor with the studio, Sony Pictures, director Barry Sonnenfeld and producer Walter Parkes, Smith wasn't wild. "He's become very enamored with aspects of screenwriting," says a source involved with the production.

Nevertheless, in an unprecedented move, Sony started shooting in November — with only one act of the script completed.

Sony spokesman Steve Elzer tells THR the studio came up with the unusual shooting plan because it feared the New York incentive program would expire at the end of December. (Instead, it was extended for five years.) The studio also has said the hiatus would allow outdoor scenes to be shot in New York in spring.

But several observers suspect the studio moved ahead with production largely because all of the key players -- including Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and director Barry Sonnenfeld -- were finally ready to go, and a delay might have jeopardized that.

It had built in a break in production that was scheduled to last from late December through mid-February, during which the remainder of the script was to be finished.

The problem still hasn’t been resolved – and now the hiatus has been extended until March 28 as a new writer David Koepp (who did uncredited work on the first MIB) is brought in for revisions.


Koepp has hit work cut out for him.

MIB III calls for Smith's character, Agent J, to go back in time - 1969, to be exact – where he encounters famous figures of the day, like Yoko Ono, as well as a younger version of Jones' Agent K (played by Josh Brolin).

The nature of the project has made it difficult to get the screenplay right, a key player on the film tells THR: "Any movie involving time travel seems to be difficult if you want to make it work and have no b-s loopholes, which has taken longer than we thought it would.”

But shooting that first act without the remainder of the script in place has only compounded the issues. "It's hard because you're locked into the beginning of the movie," a production source acknowledges. "It creates problems that are just kind of crazy."

One former studio chief is not surprised that Sony did not come up with a script that passed muster with Smith in the time allotted. "If he wasn't satisfied after it's been years in development, how are you going to fix that at Christmas?" this person asks.

And though the prolonged pause in production is costing Sony millions, Smith is under no pressure to approve a script that is not 100 percent to his liking. (The sequel was released in 2002 and, despite a drubbing from critics, grossed more than $440 million worldwide.)

According to a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation, Sony expected to save more than $35 million thanks to the New York tax program. But that will be reduced because the hiatus has gone on longer than anticipated. (MIB has a budget that will easily pass $200 million.)

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Sony maintains that the extra costs are not substantial. "Because we extended the hiatus from the holidays, few people were on the payroll, so this was a relatively inexpensive decision that has had an insignificant impact on the budget," Elzer told THR in an e-mail.

Elzer says Koepp has already delivered a revision of the script.

Assuming Koepp can solve the script issues, and the film makes its March 28 re-start deadline, MIB III will hit theaters in 3-D on May 25, 2012

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Great that he's finally doing something!
Ale,is this pictures really taken yesterday?When did he leave England?
P.S.Did anyone noticed that Jada's brother is always,I mean always with him?Dude is literally his shadow,lol!What a great job he have:-)!

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Hmmm.. I'm not sure if these pics are new or not, but I really don't think so. The only site that has posted them is PerezHilton.com (ewww!) and their source is:

http://www.buzzfoto.com/2011/03/will-smith-hires-private-jet-after-refusing-to-sit-in-economy-for-bieber-tour/will-smith-hires-private-jet-after-refusing-to-sit-in-economy-for-bieber-tour/

So it's strange, but if they were recent pictures there would be many more sources and that's not the case. I think these pictures were taken on November 2010 like the others we posted before. Probably I'm wrong though.

Let's wait and see :)

Edited by Ale

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Hmmm.. I'm not sure if these pics are new or not, but I really don't think so. The only site that has posted them is PerezHilton.com (ewww!) and their source is:

http://www.buzzfoto.com/2011/03/will-smith-hires-private-jet-after-refusing-to-sit-in-economy-for-bieber-tour/will-smith-hires-private-jet-after-refusing-to-sit-in-economy-for-bieber-tour/

So it's strange, but if they were recent pictures there would be many more sources and that's not the case. I think these pictures were taken on November 2010 like the others we posted before. Probably I'm wrong though.

Let's wait and see :)

So yeah, I was wrong.. laugh.gif

Will Smith emerges in New York

Ready to get back to work on the latest installment of the Men in Black franchise, Will Smith made a his arrival at the Trump hotel in Soho, New York on Sunday, March 20th, 2011. The father of three looked a bit camera shy as he tried to make his way in go unnoticed, but always the nice guy, he threw up a peace sign to photographers.

http://www.accidentalsexiness.com/2011/03/20/smith-emerges-york/ Edited by Ale

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‘Men In Black 3′ Open Casting Call in NYC

There will be an open casting call next month for Men In Black 3, which is currently gearing up to begin filming again in NYC. They are looking for several different ‘types’ of extras, check out all the details below:

Grant Wilfley Casting will be holding an open casting call for Men in Black 3 on Wed, April 6 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 w. 59 St. NY.

Current Casting Notices for Grant Wilfley Casting:

Grant Wilfley Casting is holding an open call for Men In Black 3, which will be filming in NYC from end of March-June 2011. Casting for the following:

* 1969 New Yorkers (hippies, beatnik poets, 60s celebrity look-a-likes, bikers, models, etc…);
* people who are less than 4′10 for more than 6′5;
* plus-sized people;
* men and women with character faces.

Most scenes take place in 1969 and men and women must be willing to get a hair cut and to work around smoke. Open call will be held on Wed. April 6 at Church of St Paul the Apostle, 405 W 59th Street in Manhattan. 10am-noon for SAG; 1p-4p for NONSAG. If you attended our open calls on Aug. 16, 2010 or Feb. 7, 2011, you should not attend this open call.
THERE WILL BE NO OPEN REGISTRATION AT GWC’S OFFICES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL.

http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2011/03/25/men-in-black-3-open-casting-call-in-nyc/

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'MIBIII' resumes production...exactly when they said they it would

"Men In Black III" is back in production, exactly when the studio said it would be. A source close to the production tells us that the movie, which stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Josh Brolin, resumed shooting in New York yesterday.

The 3D threequel had a planned production hiatus coinciding with the Christmas holidays, and when word got out that the hiatus was being extended a month to do a production polish on the screenplay, an internet feeding frenzy ensued. Some sources actually reported that the movie began principal photography without a script.

Our source did tell us that heavyweight screen scribe David Koepp did do a limited production polish on the "Men In Black III" script during the hiatus, but that work was "targeted and specific" and did not amount to a new draft.

The production hiatus was planned and actually cost the studio little, as few people were on the production payroll at that time anyway.

"Men In Black III" is still scheduled to be released on May 25, 2012.

http://www.examiner.com/fanboys-in-national/mibiii-resumes-production-exactly-when-they-said-they-would

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