W RITE RS AWA RD — NOMINEE — BEST D IA LOGUE
Etan Cohen — Men in Black 3
T RI E N N I A L S C RE E N WRI T E RS FE ST IVA L
Nominee: Best Dialogue Etan Cohen was born in Israel. Cohen grew up in Efrat, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Harvard College. His first produced scripts, in 1995 and 1997, were for »Beavis and Butthead.« He has since written for other Mike Judge directed projects, including »King of the Hill«, and for the feature film »Idiocracy« in 2006. In 2008, Cohen cowrote, along with Ben Stiller, the action – comedy film »Tropic Thunder«. He also wrote »Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.«
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Men in Black 3 — Criminal Boris the Animal escapes from the LunaMax, a moon-based maximum security prison. He comes to Earth seeking revenge from Agent K, who his arm up and arrested him forty years ago and protected Earth from a Boglodyte invasion. Boris is defeated again and he travels back in time to 1969 to kill Agent K. When Agent J notes that the time line has changed in the present days and Agent O tells him that K died in 1969, he decides
to travel to 15 July 1969 to save K on the following day. Agent J has difficulties to convince the Young Agent K with lies, but when he decides to tell the truth, K believes in his words and they seek out Boris together. They are helped by the amicable alien Griiffin that has precognitive powers and gives the ArcNet to K to protect Earth from the Boglodyte invasion. Further, J learns a secret about K and himself.
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