Men in Black III is being delayed. Again.
Put on hiatus in December, shooting was scheduled to resume this week in New York, but The LA Times reports it's being delayed again. Producer Walter Parkes previously explained that the December hiatus was put in place because the production "needed to be able to shoot certain exteriors in warmer weather," but the latest delay is for an entirely different reason. script troubles? >> Posted 02.16.11 by Ryan
Even though Men in Black III only began filming yesterday after being delayed nearly a month, Sony is already planning on putting the production on hiatus for nearly two months. According to the LA Times, the production break, which will begin in December and last until sometime in February, has been confirmed by producer Walter Parkes, who said that the hiatus has nothing to do with any of the recent rumors about in-fighting between series star Will Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and Sony.
What other rumor surrounds the MIB3 production? >> Posted 11.17.10 by BrentJS
We had to start shooting this year to take advantage of New York State tax incentives, but we also needed to be able to shoot certain exteriors in warmer weather. So back in July we had the idea to keep the start date but build in a hiatus so we could essentially extend the production to late spring.
After trying to carry comedy bombs like Meet Dave and Imagine That by himself, Eddie Murphy is joining Ben Stiller in the comedy Tower Heist, to be directed by Brett Ratner.
THR reports that Murphy will play a safe-cracker who joins Stiller and a team of building maintenance workers who decide to rob the penthouse resident, a wealthy Wall Street capitalist who defrauded residents of their pensions (Alan Alda). According to the report, Murphy may or may not betray Stiller and his crew.
The script has gone through a variety of writers and cast, at one point starring Murphy and Chris Rock. The latest rewrite of the script comes from Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3). Murphy will also executive produce. Posted 10.14.10 by Ryan
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Summit Entertainment has hired Jeff Nathanson to write and direct its upcoming adaptation of the controversial book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero.
By choosing Nathanson, Summit makes clear its plans for the big-screen version of Houdini's life. Despite directing the relatively small The Last Shot, Nathanson's best known for his writing credits on the two Rush Hour movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Catch Me If You Can, and The Terminal. The Houdini movie will reportedly have a heavy action-oriented focus, making use of not only Houdini's reputation as an escape artist but also the book's insinuations that he was a British spy.
It may be a little while before Nathanson gets around to writing the script, though, since he currently has his plate full writing an adaptation of the children's book series The 39 Clues and a Milli Vanilli biopic. Posted 06.03.09 by reelz