Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the "Bad Boys" franchise. The studio hopes to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The first "Bad Boys" was released in 1995 and grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.
Will Smith is currently in Toronto, shooting his DC Comics movie Suicide Squad, where he has been performing most of his own stunts. Those skills might come in handy for his next film, if Sony Pictures has their way. The studio is hoping to make Bad Boys 3 the actor's next movie, and they have hired Joe Carnahan to write the script. But how excited are fans for this sequel? After launching the initial story yesterday, we discovered that everyone wants to see original stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite on the big screen.
Joe Carnahan, who is best known for such movies as Stretch, The A-Team, The Grey and Smokin' Aces, is in early talks to direct. Bad Boys 3 has been in development for years, but Will Smith's constantly busy schedule has kept the sequel from happening. Michael Bay made his directorial debut with 1995's Bad Boys, and he also made the 2003 sequel Bad Boys II.Read More
After years of development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with the long-awaited sequel Bad Boys 3. The studio is in talks with Joe Carnahan to rewrite the script and possibly direct. While no deal is in place yet, Sony is hoping to move fast on the sequel, hoping to have it ready for Will Smith to consider as his next movie, after he wraps on Suicide Squad. Michael Bay made his directorial debut with 1995's Bad Boys, and he also made the 2003 sequel Bad Boys II.
While this latest Bad Boys 3 update doesn't mention Will Smith's co-star Martin Lawrence, the comedian revealed last August that Bad Boys 3 is "close to happening." David Guggenheim (Safe House) signed on to write the screenplay back in 2013, although no details were given regarding the story. The sequel has been in development for over a decade, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer stating that the project failing to move forward has been a product of "bad timing," due to Will Smith's busy schedule.Read More
Comedian Martin Lawrence has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is very close to getting a green light. He appeared on last night's Conan promoting his new FX sitcom Partners. Host Conan O'Brien brought up the subject, saying he'd heard a rumor that a sequel was in the works.
Do you want to see Bad Boys 3 come together already?Read More
Last week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer offered updates on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Beverly Hills Cop 4, but those are just two of his highly-anticipated projects that are currently in development. During a new interview with Collider, the producer offered updates on a pair of sequels, National Treasure 3 and Bad Boys 3.
Both projects have been in development for several years, even though their predecessors, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($457 million worldwide) and 2003's Bad Boys II ($273 million worldwide) fared quite well at the box office. However, it still may be quite some time before we see either of these sequels in theaters.Read More
Sony Pictures has hired Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim to write the screenplay for Bad Boys 3. The studio is hoping to get franchise stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back for the follow-up, although no deals are in place yet.
Michael Bay, who made his feature directorial debut with 1995's Bad Boys, and also directed the 2003 sequel Bad Boys II, is not involved with the follow-up at this time, although Jerry Bruckheimer is returning to produce.Read More
Peter Craig is putting together a script for Columbia.
Production most likely wouldn't start until next year as Michael Bay readying production for Transformers 3.Read More