EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Barry Sonnenfeld Talks 'Men in Black 3'

Monday, 21 May 2012 11:33
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Opening in theaters on May 25th is the third installment of the extremely popular science fiction comedy franchise Men in Black, this time entitled Men in Black 3. The new film once again stars Grammy-winner Will Smith (Ali) and Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agents J and K, respectively, and was also directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) who helmed the first two installments. In addition to the return of Smith and Jones, the new movie also features Oscar-nominee Josh Brolin (Milk) as a younger version of Agent K, as well as performances from two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Alice Eve (ATM), Jemaine Clement (HBO's Flight of the Conchords), Nicole Scherzinger (Fox's The X Factor), David Rasche (United 93).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director Barry Sonnenfeld to discuss his latest film Men in Black 3. The director talked about his new movie, the art of making a time travel film, using Back to the Future as a template for the project, why they decided to introduce time travel to the Men in Black series, setting the movie in 1969, not shying away from the racism of the era, the film's over publicized script trouble, why they took a much needed break halfway through production, the brilliant idea of casting Josh Brolin as a young Tommy Lee Jones, the possibility of Jaden Smith appearing in MiB4, and the future of the popular franchise. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director Barry Sonnenfeld about Men in Black 3, please click on the video player above. 


Veteran MIB field agent Agent J (Smith) learns that Agent K's (Jones) life and the fate of Earth are at stake. He must time-travel to 1969 to stop an alien criminal named Boris (Clement) from assassinating a young Agent K (Brolin) and changing history, while also facing a 24-hour time limit before he is trapped in the past. 

Men in Black 3 travels in to theaters on May 25th. 

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