A third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is in the works at Columbia Pictures, which has set Peter Craig to write the screenplay.

According to Variety, the hope is to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. At this point, with the project in the early stages, none has a deal to return.

The Bad Boys movies star Smith and Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions.

All parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out. One potential hurdle, however, would be the costly deals with the players.

No production date has been set.

Cinemark Movie Club