Sony Pictures has hired scribe Oren Uziel (“Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) to pen both a first draft for a fourth “Men in Black” and the sequel to “21 Jump Street”. Currently in early development, there’s no word to what extent Will Smith is involved.
There is also no deals for either Josh Brolin or Emma Thompson to return. Last year’s third film took in a franchise-best $624 million worldwide.
Uziel’s commitment to ‘Jump Street’ will take place first so as to get the film in shape for a June 2014 release. Michael Bacall wrote the initial draft.