Friday 24 January 2020

Pitbull records MIB 3 theme tune

Pitbull's new track is called Back In Time
Pitbull's new track is called Back In Time

Rapper Pitbull has written and recorded the theme tune for Men In Black 3.

The rapper's uptempo track Back In Time is inspired by the film's time travelling plot, even featuring a sample of Micky and Sylvia's 1950s hit, Love Is Strange.

Pitbull said: "It's an incredible honour to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men In Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially with our similar musical backgrounds.

"Wanting to keep the music fun yet modern, we used the slogan of the movie and flipped it back into the song that 'in order to understand the future, you have to go back in time.'"

Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of the film, revealed: "My 19-year-old daughter turned me on to Pitbull. I'm thrilled that he wrote such a great song for our movie that totally gets it."

Pitbull's addition to the Men In Black theme marks the first time that Will Smith has not recorded the theme song himself.

The 43-year-old rapper-turned-actor and producer of the MIB franchise previously recorded Men In Black and Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) for the first two movies in 1997 and 2002.

The new film sees Agent J (Will) travel back in time to the 60s help save his partner Agent K, played by Josh Brolin, from being killed by villainous alien Yaz, played by The Flight Of The Conchords star Jermaine Clement.

Tommy Lee Jones will return at the older version of Agent K and Nicole Scherzinger, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve and Johnny Knoxville also make an appearance in the film.

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