Men in Black Reboot Gets The Fate of the Furious Director


With Sony still enjoying the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (now sitting at $824 million worldwide), the studio is digging to find other well-known franchises in their library that are ripe for a reboot. The Men in Black series is one that they have been eyeing for a while now, but Will Smith apparently remains uninterested in returning for another direct sequel and thus their options have been limited. They were at one point even contemplating a crossover with the 21 Jump Street series, but then last year came to their senses and announced that they were simply planning a Men in Black reboot for 2019 instead. Now that movie is close to landing a director. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Deadline, F. Gary Gray is currently in talks to direct a new Men in Black movie for Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Gray just directed The Fate of the Furious, which made $1.2 billion worldwide for Universal last year. Before that he directed The Italian Job remake, A Man Apart and Law Abiding Citizen (among others), but it was the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton that raised his profile considerably.

If it sounds like they are planning to focus more on action and getting away from the comedy, keep in mind that F. Gary Gray’s first film was the Ice Cube comedy Friday, which proves that he has the ability to do some funny stuff as well. The script for the movie was written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight) and it currently has a release date of June 14th, 2019. Do you think F. Gary Gray is a good choice to direct the MIB reboot?

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  • Lori Cerny

    Doesn’t matter who the director is, the movie is gonna suck because, other than the first film which was okay, the movies sucked. Just Hollywood being desperate.