I know, I know, no more reboots! Everyone is sick of our favorite movies getting made over and over again, but Hollywood seems to be out of ideas and they've got to make something. This time it's going to be a remake of arguably the best Will Smith movie ever: Men In Black.
Sony plans to go the Jurassic World route, and introduce new characters in the already established world. So I guess it's not so much a reboot as a spin-off. The new movie is not set to feature either Tommy Lee Jones's Agent K or Will Smith's Agent J, but instead build on the world and introduce new agents.
They are saying that isn't going to be the same buddy-cop style, and that instead of just having two stars, it'll feature an ensemble cast. The Hollywood Reporter also says that it "will be more global in scope."
It's set to be written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, who are the two geniuses behind the original Iron Man movie that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So clearly they know how to create a franchise.
Sony has been trying to get a foothold into the "franchise" world for a while now. They've tried before with their Spiderman movies, but they never turned out as good as anyone wanted.