New ‘Men In Black’ movie close to securing director

The next film in the franchise will be a spin-off from the original trilogy of movies, which starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

F. Gary Gray is reportedly in advanced talks to direct the next Men In Black movie.

Gray, who has helmed such films as Straight Outta Compton and The Fate Of The Furious (known in the UK as Fast and Furious 8), is reportedly in negotiations with Sony and Amblin about taking the director’s chair for the next film in the sci-fi series.

The movie itself is due to be a spin-off from the original trilogy of Men In Black films, which were adapted from Lowell Cunningham’s comic book series of the same name.

The new film won’t see Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as Agent J and Agent K respectively, and it’s reportedly set to follow a similar relaunch plan – same premise, new cast – as the Jurassic Park franchise recently adopted with Jurassic World.

F. Gary Gray

F. Gary Gray

Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have written the script for the new film and, as Deadline reports, Gray is currently in talks to direct. Steven Spielberg will serve as an executive producer on the new movie, which has yet to receive a title.

Sony have set a provisional June 14, 2019 release date for the new Men In Black film. It’ll be the first movie from the franchise since 2012’s Men In Black 3.