There’s only a week and a day left to go before the Men in Black return to the big screen with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ third film in the series, and we’ve been seeing plenty of great things in recent months that suggest it should be one that will please fans of the original two and newcomers alike.
Seven-time Oscar-winning special makeup effects artist, Rick Baker, has done a fantastic, mind-blowing job creating the aliens across all three films, and what we’ve seen so far would indicate he’s stepped things up to an even higher level in Men in Black III.
Sony Pictures have put out a great new featurette showing off some of Baker’s utterly impressive work to whet your appetites for the third film, and give you an idea of what kind of aliens we can look forward to arriving on the big screen next weekend.
“In Men in Black III, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.”
Barry Sonnenfeld returns behind the camera, directing from a script written (in various stages) by Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson, and Michael Soccio.
The brilliant Jemaine Clement is the one we can really look forward to seeing in alien makeup here as the film’s main antagonist, with Josh Brolin joining the franchise alongside Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Men in Black III will be released in 3D next Friday, 25th May, so only eight more days before we can see it all unfold in three dimensions. For now, your new featurette.