Set against the backdrop of present-day America, Agent K is a member of an organization that has been keeping track of extra-terrestrial aliens on Earth for over 40 years. When K finds himself in need of a new partner, a brash NYPD detective, James Edwards fills the position, becoming Agent J.
Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This alien belongs to the 'Bug' race. He takes the body of a farmer and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Armed with space-age technology (which J barely understands) and their razor-sharp wits, J and K investigate this new threat.
Did you know?
This film was going to be set in underground bases/locations, including Kansas, Washington DC and Nevada, but Barry Sonnenfeld made New York the film's main Earth location. He thought it was more believable that aliens could hide out in a global capital (safety in crowds), and thought New Yorkers would be more tolerant of people who behaved oddly (who were in fact aliens in disguise). He also felt much of the city structures resembled flying saucers and rocket ships, which could be REAL spacecraft and other hidden alien technology. Read More