Thor: Ragnarok‘s Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for the reboot of the Men In Black franchise, Men in Black: International. The first official trailer reveals this new MIB film will capture the same tone as the original movies starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The special effects are, obviously, upgraded but the Men in Black fundamentals are all on display in Columbia Pictures’ first unveiling of footage.
In addition to Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. The sci-fi action film was directed by F. Gary Gray from a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The film franchise is based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, editor Christian Wagner, and production designer Charles Wood.
Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produced, and Steven Spielberg, E. Bennett Walsh, and Barry Sonnenfeld executive produced. Sonnenfeld directed the first three films of the franchise, kicking off the story of a secret agency that monitors alien activity on Earth back in 1997. Men in Black 2 followed in 2002, with Men in Black 3 arriving in 2012.
The original film opened to a $51 million domestic weekend and went on to gross $589 million worldwide in theaters. Men in Black 2 barely edged out MIB‘s first weekend, taking in $52 million. That film wound up grossing $441 million worldwide. MIB 3 surpassed the first two films, ringing up $54 million its first weekend and $624 million worldwide.
Columbia Pictures is planning to release Men in Black: International in theaters on June 14, 2019.
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.