Check out some cool cars on the set of Men in Black III in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn last week (May 28). Among the classic cars seen were:
- Plymouth Barracuda
- AMC Ambassador
- Pontiac Le Mans
- Oldsmobile Cutlass
- Ford Lincoln
- Chevy Impala
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Falcon
- Chevy Corvette
- Edsel Ranger
The Brooklyn Paper has more about how producers are taking Brooklyn back to the 1960s:
In addition to the classic cars, Court Street received another slice of history in the form of signage from a legendary Brooklyn record store. The T-Mobile on Court Street near Livingston Street was outfitted with a replica of the marquee from Zig Zag Records, a now-shuttered Sheepshead Bay vinyl shop that had its heyday in the 1970s.
"I'm not interested in action movies at all, but I'd see Men in Black III just to see the sign from my favorite old record store,” said Bensonhurst resident Jeff Mendes.
*24 MIB III pictures total in the gallery:
Will Smith and Josh Brolin
Will Smith and Josh Brolin are spotted on the set of Men in Black III in New York last week (May 25). The two were spotted filming scenes in super-cool secret agent suits. Also, a few weird looking metallic pods were seen on set. Check out all the pics in the gallery.
Looks like director Barry Sonnenfeld already has his next project lined up when filming of Men in Black III is complete. He'll develop a graphic novel and a movie under the same title: Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Sonnenfeld told Deadline that the new film has been a lifetime in the making:
"Growing up, my fascination was all things dinosaur, and as an adult, I've had some success making films about aliens, so this is a dream come true."
*12 Will Smith and Josh Brolin pictures total in the gallery:
Will Smith is seen getting mobbed on the set of Men in Black III in New York on Wednesday. Being the nice guy that he is, Will had a huge smile on his face as he shook hands and signed autographs.
Will was seen exiting his massive 2-story, 1,150 square foot trailer . . . a trailer that's caused a little bit of controversy in the Upper West Side, according to the New York Post:
"Its ridiculous! I've lived here 26 years, and I've never seen anything this size," wailed Myrna Reisman, 62, who lives next to where the trailer was parked yesterday at Broome and Greene streets.
"This thing is like a duplex," said Reisman. "How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house? People forget this is a residential neighborhood, not a film lot -- that thing is taking up half our gasoline reserve."
"It looks bigger than my apartment!" said Brigette Moreno, 22, who lives above where the trailer was docked yesterday.
*24 Will Smith pictures total in the gallery:
Bill Hader is spotted on the set of Men in Black III in New York on Tuesday (May 10). Hader is playing art legend Andy Warhol in the film.
A bunch of extras were seen in their grooviest outfits to film a party scene for the film. According to the New York Post, producers for the film paid a premium to rent a hip loft:
"The Men in Black III movie is turning a Greene Street loft into a back-to-the-sixties party palace. The upcoming flick has rented the 9,000 square-foot second floor of 38 Greene St., where it intends to film a crucial scene. The space has 20 wrap-around windows on Greene and Grand streets.
"MIB 3 is paying "quadruple" the normal rent, which [building owner David] Zar is splitting with another film industry tenant that is now waiting to move into the loft once filming is over."
*10 Bill Hader pictures total in the gallery:
A dapper-looking Will Smith is spotted on the set of Men in Black III in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood yesterday (May 9). There's also some pics of Josh Brolin on set yesterday here.
Will we see Will working with Quentino Tarantino soon? According to Variety, Will has been offered a role as one of the leads in the famed director's new film Django Unchained:
"While the title role has yet to be cast, Tarantino wrote the script with Smith in mind, and multiple sources tell Variety that he's already been offered the role informally. The story centers on a slave-turned-bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife Broomhilda from her sadistic slavemaster.
"Insiders say Smith would be willing to give up his usual $20 mil salary for the chance to tackle different, more controversial material -- just as Brad Pitt did to star in 'Basterds.' And Smith has long been seeking edgier roles."
*6 Will Smith pictures total in the gallery:
Josh Brolin is spotted on the set of Men in Black III in the SoHo section of Manhattan yesterday (May 9). Loving the retro haircut!
The folks at the CB2 store in SoHo also spotted something else on set; they tweeted: "Filming MIB3 around the corner. Is that a Zebra? Just another day in SoHo!" You can check out the zebra pic in the gallery below.
Josh and his MIB co-star Will Smith were spotted filming at the Relish diner in Brooklyn last week. The Brooklyn Paper has more about the film's impact on the local economy:
"But few in Brooklyn care [that the film is being released in 2012] so long as the cash register keeps ringing — and Smith and Co. have been good for business. In addition to Wednesday's filming, Sony has also rented a warehouse on Rewe Street in Bushwick to store props and vehicles for the movie.
"And next month, producers will film for a few days inside the Grashorn Building on Coney Island, saving it (at least temporarily) from demolition."
*6 Josh Brolin pictures total in the gallery:
The "Men in Black III" set
Here's some pics taken earlier this week of the set of Men in Black III in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg (April 27). Will Smith and Josh Brolin were spotted on set in the Bronx earlier this month (pics here).
Looks like the scenes shot in Williamsburg are going to be from 1969 (Agent J [aka Will Smith] travels back in time in the film). Check out the classic diner and all the old cars. Cool!
There's been a casting update to the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg has been added to the film in the role of "Griffin."
*12 Men in Black III pictures total in the gallery: