The many delays for the upcoming Men in Black III have caused Alec Baldwin to leave the production. "I'm not doing that. I'm out of it; the schedule didn't work out," Baldwin recently told Vulture. The actor was set to play the boss of the 1969 MiB in the time traveling sequel, and his exit is just one of a few frustrating issues surrounding the movie.
Originally set to start shooting in September of last year, the first delay pushed the start date to mid-November, seemingly to take advantage of "recent changes affecting New York State film incentives." In mid-November, a day after shooting began, Sony announced that, starting in December, the movie would undergo a two-month hiatus and resume in February, allowing screenwriter Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) to rewrite the script.
In February, instead of resuming production, Men in Black III was again delayed until March 28, with reports later revealing that screenwriter David Koepp was being brought in write the sections of the script that had not yet been shot, specifically the time-traveling scenes. Somewhere along the way, Baldwin jumped ship, perhaps due to scheduling and perhaps for another reason as well: there was no script. What's going on here? >> Posted 03.16.11 by Ryan