Although we know that Sony is officially moving forward on Men in Black 3 - aka MIIIB - for release in summer 2012, they're gearing up to start production on the sequel already. First, Sony Insider (via MTV) reports that David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, Ghost Town, Angels & Demons) has been hired to re-write the latest draft of the screenplay, originally penned by Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen. Additionally, a short video featuring Will Smith standing on the Sony lot talking about MIIIB, including that it will indeed be made in 3D, has bootlegged its way online and can be watched below.
It's a short clip and Smith doesn't say much besides: "We're here for one purpose, and one purpose only, just to let you know that 'I'm about to make 3D look good.'" Oh geez. I guess Sony has realized that they need to justify the decision to go 3D on any movie with a video from someone involved confirming that they will be making it "look good." According to some hints from the press release put out last month, most of the story in this sequel is set in the year 1969 (as in, the year we went to the moon). In addition to Will Smith, MIIIB will star Tommy Lee Jones again and newcomers Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. We'll probably hear bits and pieces about this every so often, but 2012 is still a long ways out.