Who needs state of the art CG-created sinister aliens when you can put a guy in a fishbowl looking outfit and hand him a plastic ray gun? It seems that genre fans checking out next year's Men in Black III in theaters will have a chance to see aliens from those classic cheesy sci-fi films of the '50s and '60s. The boys over at Shock Til You Drop had a chance to catch up with legendary special effects make-up guru Rick Baker, who explains that Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin) won't be the only ones dealing with the past in the time-traveling adventure.
When asked about what aliens we can expect to see in the third installment, Baker responded:
"The thing that's cool is there is a time travel element [to the story]. Where I had fun is that we go back to the Men in Black headquarters of the '60s. The first thing I said is that we should have retro aliens, not aliens of 2012. More based on B-movies of the '50s and '60s. So, a lot of the aliens are based on that. Space suits with fishbowl helmets and ray guns."
Returning franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld is currently shooting the production, based on a screenplay by Etan Cohen, David Koepp and Jeff Nathanson.
Men in Black III arrives in 3D/2D/IMAX theaters on May 25, 2012.