Men In Black III hasn't had a smooth start for awhile now so it's little surprise that a report from the LA Times indicates production is being delayed yet again after an already two month hiatus. Shooting is now set to begin on March 28th because of continuing issues with the script, which of course is being said by unnamed sources at this point that are close to the production. The film was originally going to start shooting last fall but they ended up doing the very unusual thing of splitting the production in half with its shooting schedule, with the November shoot focusing on the present day sequences while the planned February shoot was going to deal with the 1960's material. Of course, the main reason behind it has to do with money, as producer Walter Parkes revealed previously.
"We had to start shooting this year to take advantage of New York State tax incentives, but we also needed to be able to shoot certain exteriors in warmer weather," Parkes told 24 Frames last year. "So back in July we had the idea to keep the start date but build in a hiatus so we could essentially extend the production to late spring.”
According to Sony, the production delays are not going to impact the planned May 2012 release date of the feature.
Story concept: Few details about the film's plot have been confirmed though the film will revolve around a time travel plot with Agent J and Agent K having to go back in time to the 1960s to visit a young Agent K. The film's villain, Boris, travels back in time to try and kill Agent K in order to set off a chain of events which will result in the end of the world.