Variety revealed the Sony Pictures is ready to start filming the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise. The actual title for Bad Boys 3 will be Bad Boys For Life. The movie will feature the return of Will Smith. Martin Lawrence is expected to reunite with Smith but a deal has yet to be finalized for Lawrence.
The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces) . He then dropped out and was replaced Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The last two previously worked on FX’s show Snowfall.
According to Variety, the most recent script, which was written by Chris Bremner (The Wedding Ringer) has been approved by the producers. The targeted production start date is early 2019. Also, a release date would be by Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2020.
The report continues saying that it is one that the studios felt went along with the direction the studios wants for Bad Boys 3. Apparently the script has the right mixture of action set pieces and laughs. The latter is something for which the on screen duo of Smith and Lawrence have brought to Bad Boys since day one.
Details of the story have been kept under wraps for now, but according to Columbia Pictures president, Stanford Panitch, it’s going to be next-level great.
Bad Boys first came to the big screen on 1995. Taking the buddy-cop formula to a whole differrent level. All thanks to some top notch action sequences and hilarious performances by Smith and Lawrence.
The movie told the story of two Miami-Dade detectives, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence). These two blow a fuse when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters.
Under the suspiction that it was an inside job, Internal Affairs gives them five days to track down the drugs. All this before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni). The latter is a key witness in their investigation.
The first two films were direct by Michael Bay (Transformers).