Back in ‘Black’: Busy Writer Oren Uziel Tapped to Pen Fourth ‘Men in Black’

Men in Black

What exactly can $625m in worldwide box office receipts buy you? A sequel script from a Black List screenwriter, if a new report from The Wrap is to be believed. The outlet shares that Oren Uziel (whose The Kitchen Sink made the 2010 Black List and is expected to go into production later this year) has been tapped to pen the “quietly” in development sequel to Sony’s 2012 Men in Black 3. 

Details on the Men in Black 4 are being (predictably) “kept under wraps,” but it’s probably safe to assume it will somehow involve Will Smith and some incarnation of Agent K (either Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin, or maybe even both, imagine that fun) fighting aliens with wit and nifty tools.

While you may not know Uziel’s name just yet, the writer is something of a hot commodity around Hollywood, as the scribe has also been tasked with co-writing the new Mortal Kombat movie and adapting the big screen take on Chuck Klosterman’s first novel, Downtown Owl. Not enough variety for you? He’s also working on God Particle for Paramount and Bad Robot. Wait, you want more from the guy? The outlet also reports that Sony has set Uziel to rewrite the script for their upcoming 21 Jump Street sequel, which he will complete before turning his attention to MIB4, so it’s fair to say that the scribe is going to be up to his neck in buddy comedies, video games, and literary adventures in the coming months.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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