Everything We Know So Far About The Upcoming Men In Black Reboot
There aren't many 90's kids out there that don't have fond memories of the first Men In Black film, and now a reboot of the series, Men In Black: International, hopes to reclaim a little bit of the intergalactic magic that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones spun over 20 years ago.
We're now starting to find out how the long-awaited reinvention of the franchise will look, with Sony introducing the next generation of the suited men and women tasked with defending the earth against extraterrestrial threats.
The latest MIB brings the issue of memory back as a central plot point. The lead character, M, played by Tessa Mae Thompson, spends 20 years trying to track down the MIB after witnessing her parents have their memories erased as a child.
After being recruited, she's then partnered with Agent H, played of course, by Australia's own Chris Hemsworth. Thompson and Hemsworth have an undeniable chemistry on-screen together, having starred alongside each other in the Thor and Avengers films over the course of the past few years.
While Sony's first trailer, released a few months ago was fairly light on plot points, a new trailer released in the past couple of days has unveiled what's now known as 'The Hive', a race of shape-shifting aliens that will make for the film's primary antagonists. The Hive possess the ability to take the form of other beings, leaving the MIB unsure who's friend and who's foe. A miniatrue, chess-based alien named Pawny, voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, will also assist Agents M and H in helping to bring down the Hive.
Admittedly, the film's overarching theme seems a little more fantastical than the 'aliens walk among us' narrative spun in the original MIB films, but it still looks like pretty good fun regardless.
The film also stars Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois.
The film's second trailer also brought particular attention to the MIB's new fleet of ultra-cool transforming cars-come-road-going-spaceships. A far cry from the diplomat wagon Ford LTD Crown Victoria we first saw in 1997, the MIB's new rides are now ultra high-tech, courtesy of Lexus's sports sedan, the RC F.
Men In Black: International is set to drop on June 14. Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray directed.