Jemaine Clement did most of the heavy lifting on Flight of the Conchords, and after kicking off his post-Conchords film career with the barely released Gentleman Broncos (quickly pulled from theaters after drawing 9% recommended on RottenTomatoes), he’s set to get it back on track with… uh… Men in Black 3D. The most anticipated sequel of the week before Men in Black 2 came out.
He’s set to play a villain named “Yaz”, which is either a synth pop band from Essex or a birth-control pill that gives you fewer periods, depending on who you ask. Me, I make my girl take a pill that gives her more periods, because I think a menstruating woman is a beautiful thing, man. Anyway, Barry Sonnenfeld is back to direct (coming off the triumph of 2006’s RV), and Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are returning to star, as is Josh Brolin, who apparently plays a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’s’s’s character, because the plot involves time travel. Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) wrote the script, which got a polish from David Koepp, whose credits include Angels & Demons (*wank*), Zathura (*shrug*), War of the Worlds (*hurl*), and Indy 4 (*quicksand*).
To be honest, given the talent involved (Clement, Jones, Brolin, Cohen), this project doesn’t sound as crotch-punchingly terrible as it once did. But I swear to God, if there’s not at least one aliens-getting-harassed-in-Arizona joke, I will eat a steaming bowl of my own sh*t.