'Men in Black' spinoff: Liam Neeson may play the head of the secret agency
Neeson is said to be suiting up to play the head at the London branch of the MIB organization in the spinoff of the extraterrestrial action adventure
It has been over a decade since the first Men In Black movie, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent J & Agent K, sent out massive waves in the sci-fi fandom.
If recent reports are any indication, work on a MIB spinoff is in progress and, if all goes well, the movie boasting some of Hollywood's biggest names might arrive in the theaters as soon as 2019.
The latest update, reported by multiple outlets, confirms that the film which will be directed by F Gary Gray and executive produced by Steven Spielberg is all set to add another A-lister to the already star-studded cast, Liam Neeson. Neeson already has a long list of action flicks to his credit, like the Taken series, The Grey and Unknown.
Along with Neeson, Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are also believed to be part of the cast.
The first poster for Sony Pictures’ ‘MEN IN BLACK’ Spin-off has been officially released. (Source: Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada) pic.twitter.com/81KtJaooTl— DiscussingFilm 🎥 (@DiscussingFilm) May 22, 2018
As for Neeson's part in the spinoff of the extraterrestrial action adventure, the actor is said to be suiting up to play the head at the London branch of the MIB organization. For fans of the original movie, this might ring a bell as Rip Torn had starred in a similar role of the head of the American base in the 1997 classic.
Apart from the cast, however, very limited details about the F Gary Gray-directed spinoff are available at the moment, except for the fact that it is going to be as humorous as the original one, if Hemsworth is to be believed.
"We're developing the script now. We're basically trying to put a lot of humor in to it like the previous ones," the Marvel star had said during a red carpet event.
The new ‘MEN IN BLACK’ spin-off film will see Tessa Thompson’s Em try to prove herself by joining the London MIB and will be paired with Chris Hemworth’s Agent H. The pair will become involved in a murder mystery that will lead to them on a global journey. (Source: @OmegaUGround) pic.twitter.com/gSkwYtohHv— DiscussingFilm 🎥 (@DiscussingFilm) May 20, 2018
"These are obviously some big, big shoes to fill, so we're working our butts off on it to make something pretty epic and fun. They're trying to change up the locations, make it feel unique and different to the last ones as well. So I think you might even see some different countries, maybe, and some different cities than you've seen in the previous Men In Black movies," he added.