Columbia Pictures announced today that Men in Black III will be released in 3D on May 25, 2012. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are returning to produce and Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed the first two installments of the blockbuster franchise, will direct the film from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham. Steven Spielberg is set to executive produce.
Will Smith has officially signed on with Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin in final talks. There were also rumors that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno) and Jemaine Clement (Gentlemen Broncos, "Flight of the Conchords") will be joining the movie.
The film will use a time travel element that moves the action from contemporary back to 1969. Brolin will play the younger version of Jones's Agent Kay character.