Despite having no confirmation that either Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones will return for another sequel, Columbia Pictures is pushing forward with Men in Black 3. Variety reports that its studio has hired Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) to write the script.
THR reports that Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed both Men in Black movies, will come back for the third and that Smith is "interested" in possibly returning as well.
The pressure's on Cohen now, who will need to write a script good enough to convince Smith, and hopefully Jones as well, to return to the franchise. Sonnenfeld just needs to make a better movie than Men in Black 2 ... or at least his last effort, the dreadful RV.