News: Will Smith Talks Black Bond & MIB III, "Puff Probably Lives The Most Like James Bond"
Thursday, May 7, 2009 10:17AM
Blockbuster actor Will Smith recently spoke on who he felt could portray the role of an African-American James Bond character and gave an update on the Men In Black III movie.
Posed with the question of who would make a better Bond between himself, Diddy and Jamie Foxx, Big Will broke down his response.
"Puff probably lives the most like James Bond," Will explained. "Jamie Foxx got the swag for James Bond. He can sing too, so he can add a new element to Bond. Wooing the ladies and I think I can guarantee the box office...We've had a couple of meetings [about MIB III]. We're looking at it. The team has committed, so we have to do it service with the creative part of it. Everyone is on board, so we will see what happens." (ExtraTV)
Reports of a Men In Black sequel spread online early last month.
During a presentation at the movie industry's annual ShoWest convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday (April 1), Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said that the studio is going back for thirds on the Ghostbusters and Men in Black franchises. Men in Black III is in even more of a nascent stage. Sony won't comment on whether Will Smith will be involved in the project in any way, either as an actor or producer. There is said to be interest in one screenwriter for the job, but he has not yet been hired. (Hollywood Insider)
The film would likely hit theaters in two years.
Sony Pictures Entertainment president Rory Bruer mentioned during the introduction of the Sony ShoWest presentation that they have a lot of interesting films in the works for 2011. He brought up Spider-Man 4, which had already been announced, and then quickly mentioned that they have some surprises up their sleeves like Men in Black 3 and a new Ghostbusters movie, both of which are in active development. (Slash Film)
Aside from blockbuster flicks, Smith recently teamed with the Sci Fi Channel for the upcoming production of a crime-based drama called Unfinished Business.
The network has ordered Unfinished Business, a drama about an ex-cop who starts seeing flashes of memories from the recently deceased. The visions compel him to help wronged souls resolve their unfinished business. The network, which changes its name to Syfy on July 7, plans to air Unfinished Business as a two-hour movie that will also serve as a potential series pilot. (Reuters)
No information on the program's exact release date has yet been released.