Sony’s upcoming Men In Black reboot has reportedly been “eyeing the leads to be white male, a female of colour and an older man.”
With Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson signed up to star, studio has had 2 out of 3 locked down for a while. Now it looks like it might have found its older man in Liam Neeson.
The deal isn’t done just yet, but Neeson (Taken, Schindler’s List) is set to take the role of the head of the Men in Black organisation in London, where the film’s story starts.
The film, which is currently untitled, is set to be a straight-up spin-off of the original three, and will take place in the Men In Black world but with a new cast of characters.
It’s being directed by F Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton), produced by Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, both of whom worked on Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight, are writing the script.
The untitled Men In Black sequel will be in cinemas on 14 June 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.