Although Men In Black III started shooting in November, it took a two-month hiatus in December and was expected to start shooting again this week in New York. However, sources close to the flick have revealed that the production date has been once again pushed back until March 28th, due to serious and ongoing script issues!
According to the insiders, series star Will Smith has been vocal with filmmakers about his creative issues with the screenplay, which Jeff Nathanson has begun rewriting from another draft done by Etan Cohen.
The plot reportedly centers around a time traveling Agent K, played by Tommy Lee Jones in the present (the portion already filmed in November) and Josh Brolin as a younger version of the character from 1969 (who has yet to begin production).
However, a spokesperson for Sony STILL maintains that this latest hiccup will not affect the film's planned May 2012 release date.
They better get a move on, though! Brolin has already publicly expressed his frustration with the delays, and if they don't get going, we doubt he'll wait around much longer!
That being said, Men In Black II was shiteous enough, so we're glad that this much care is being taken to ensure the quality of the script. Let's just hope that it pays off.