Joe Carnahan

Should ‘Bad Boys 3’ Be Will Smith's Next Movie?

Should ‘Bad Boys 3’ Be Will Smith's Next Movie?

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.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ May Be Will Smith's Next Movie After ‘Suicide Squad’

‘Bad Boys 3’ May Be Will Smith's Next Movie After ‘Suicide Squad’

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.

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Joe Carnahan Will Direct ‘Motorcade’ for DreamWorks

Joe Carnahan Will Direct ‘Motorcade’ for DreamWorks

After languishing in development for more than a decade, DreamWorks is finally moving forward with their thriller Motorcade, bringing on Joe Carnahan to write the script and direct. The story follows a terrorist attack on the U.S. President's motorcade as he travels through Los Angeles. We first reported on the project back in November 2004, when DreamWorks picked up the pitch from writers Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell (Highwaymen).

The project has attracted plenty of top-notch talent throughout the years, with Tom Cruise being eyed to star at one point, and filmmakers such as Jon Cassar and Len Wiseman circling the project as well. The story was previously set in New York City, but the most recent version of the script by Billy Ray is set in L.A. No further story details were given at this time.

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Universal Pictures Cancels ‘Stretch’ Theatrical Release

Universal Pictures Cancels ‘Stretch’ Theatrical Release

Just three months before it was set to hit theaters on March 21, Universal Pictures has decided to scrap its theatrical release plans for Stretch. Director Joe Carnahan's low-budget action-comedy stars Patrick Wilson as a limo driver whose latest job is picking up a deranged billionaire (Chris Pine) who puts him through a night from hell full of dangerous situations.

The project was actually dropped by Universal altogether, although the studio gave producer Jason Blum, who specializes in low-budget films such as The Purge, a chance to shop the project around to other distributors. When he failed to secure a deal with another studio, the project reverted back to Universal, with a source claiming that the studio and filmmakers are exploring "creative options" for distributing the film.

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Joe Carnahan Puts Out Open Casting Call for ‘Stretch’ Extras

Joe Carnahan Puts Out Open Casting Call for ‘Stretch’ Extras

Director Joe Carnahan put out an open casting call through his Twitter page today, seeking extras for his upcoming action-comedy Stretch. Candidates must be between 21 and 30 years of age and be in Los Angeles during the month of July. Those interested must send a picture of yourself in "high end Hollywood night club attire" to stretchcasting@gmail.com. Take a look at the photo for more details.

Guys. RT the shit out of this one and keep the month of July OPEN! We need you! pic.twitter.com/MZmZjy3arA— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) June 24, 2013

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Joe Carnahan in Talks to Direct ‘Sugar Bandits’

Joe Carnahan in Talks to Direct ‘Sugar Bandits’

Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct Sugar Bandits for Universal Pictures, an adaptation of Chuck Hogan's novel Devils In Exile.

The story centers on Neal Maven, an Iraq War veteran who is having a hard time finding work after the war in his hometown of Boston. He teams up with a group of fellow veterans, who rob drug dealers for their money, while destroying the illegal drugs at the same time. The novel was published by Scribner in 2010.

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‘Death Wish’ Loses Director Joe Carnahan Over Potential Casting of Bruce Willis

‘Death Wish’ Loses Director Joe Carnahan Over Potential Casting of Bruce Willis

Director Joe Carnahan has parted ways with Paramount and MGM's Death Wish remake over a casting dispute that involved Bruce Willis.

Both studios wanted Bruce Willis for the lead role, originated by Charles Bronson in the 1974 original Death Wish, but the filmmaker wanted to go in another direction. Joe Carnahan signed on to write and direct the remake last January, although we've heard very little about the project since then. Last February, Frank Grillo, who starred in Joe Carnahan's The Grey, revealed that the filmmaker wanted to cast Russell Crowe as Paul Kersey, and Frank Grillo as Paul's brother.

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Director Joe Carnahan Circles ‘Undying Love’ Adaptation

Director Joe Carnahan Circles ‘Undying Love’ Adaptation

Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman's graphic novel centers on an ex-soldier who falls in love with a vampire.