Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. With Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio. A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth..Men in Black is a American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and written by Ed Solomon. Loosely adapted from The Men in Black comic book series created by .The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date a mole in the Men in Black organization..The film was followed by Men in Black The Series and its sequel Men in Black II. Men in Black was released on . Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who published the comic book, took the property to Sony where it became a billion dollar film franchise..