We have a brand new poster for Bad Boys for Life. Sony Pictures decided to drop this one-sheet as the release date for this one is creeping up fast. It's been more than 16 years since we last saw Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on screen together as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. They're finally reuniting for one last action-packed ride and, as this poster states, they're ready to ride together and die together, if it comes to that.
The poster sees the duo standing together, guns in hand, with some palm trees in the background lit up firey red. Mike and Marcus look to be all business here, with very grim looks on their faces, much like we saw in the latest Bad Boys For Life trailer. The first poster also came with the same tagline, but was a little more minimalistic. This one has more going on, but it also looks to be digitally enhanced, with both actors looking a little less natural. Be that as it may, this makes it quite clear this is very much a Bad Boys movie and it's going to bring us what we expect from a Bad Boys movie.
Joining Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the cast will be Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games), Charles Melton (The Sun is Also a Star), Paola Nunez (The Son), Kate Del Castillo (Under the Same Moon), Nicky Jam (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix), who returns as Captain Howard. DJ Khaled is also set to appear. The plot is said to revolve around drug cartels this time around, with Mike and Marcus reuniting as partners after several years apart, which has been teased in the trailers we've seen so far.
Up-and-coming directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are at the helm for the sequel, and from the first Bad Boys 3 footage, it looks like they did a bang up job. The screenplay is credited to Joe Carnahan and Chris Bremner. Carnahan, the director of The Grey, wrote an earlier draft and had been attached to direct at one point before parting ways with the project. Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad are producing, with Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson and James Lassiter serving as executive producers.
Michael Bay, who directed the first two movies in the franchise, is not involved. Will it feel the same without all of the Bayhem? The trailers, so far, have certainly made the movie feel right in line with both Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. Bad Boys helped put Bay on the map, grossing $141 million worldwide, working from a relatively modest production budget. Bad Boys II ramped up the action, and the budget, in a big way, and grossed $273 million globally in 2003. Talk of a sequel has been going on for years, but nothing materialized until now. Bad Boys for Life is set to hit theaters on January 17, 2020, from Sony Pictures. Be sure to check out the new poster for yourself below.