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After all the rumors of trouble on the set of Brad Pitt's "World War Z," it comes as no surprise that Marc Forster won't return to direct the sequel. But now comes word that Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) has been hired to replace him. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures has now signed David Guggenheim (Safe House) to write the script for a third "Bad Boys" installment. Michael Bay, who directed the first two films, is not currently involved with the third movie. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are in talks to return as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. "World War Z 2" and "Bad Boys 3" have yet to get release dates or productions start times. Stay tuned. »
It looks like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence could be set to reunite for the third instalment in the action comedy franchise Bad Boys, with Deadline revealing that Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim has entered talks with Sony Pictures about writing the script for Bad Boys 3.
According to the site, Michael Bay - director of Bad Boys and Bad Boys II - is not involved with the third movie at present, although Jerry Bruckheimer is set to produce and is hopefully of bringing back its two original stars for more explosive mayhem.
Released in 1995, Bad Boys marked the directorial debut of Bay and grossed $141 million from a budget of just $19 million, while its 2003 sequel earned $273 million, albeit from an increased production budget of $130 million, which presumably included an enormous pay increase for its director and stars.
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- Gary Collinson
Los Angeles, Dec 12: Filmmaker David Guggenheim, known for scripting the Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington-starrer "Safe House", is reportedly in talks to pen down the script of the third film of the action-comedy franchise "Bad Boys".
The actors play quick-talking undercover police officers who find themselves in awkward predicaments as they try to solve the crime at hand.
The first part of the series "Bad Boys" was released in 1995 and it took nearly eight years for the stars and director to come back for a sequel in. »
- Meeta Kabra
Sony Pictures is looking to get a third Bad Boys movie into production, and they are looking at hiring Safe House writer David Guggenheim to take a crack at the script. I never thought we'd see another Bad Boys movie, but the studio obviously wants to push it forward. They are also looking to bring back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to reprise their roles as the crazy undercover cops who fight crime with big gun battles, lots of explosions, chaotic destruction, and harsh language.
Michael Bay directed the first two movies, but it doesn't look like he'll be coming back for the third. He's all about Transformers now! It's fine though, it shouldn't be hard for the studio to find a replacement who can mimic Bay's directing style.
Bad Boys is a fun, over the top action franchise. If they made another one that looked just as entertaining, »
- Joey Paur
This week, the long-rumored production of Bad Boys 3 moved forward at Sony Pictures under the new leadership of co-president Michael De Luca, whose mandate has been to bring Sony back to higher quality tentpole films. What better way to get back to big action tentpoles than to go back to the franchise that delivered $273 million at the box office 10 years ago? Somewhere, the characters of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz are excited, as is yours truly. But while the in-talks status of Safe House writer David Guggenheim on the project certainly is news in the right direction, many questions still remain. The biggest of which revolves not just around the franchise’s two leading men, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but about the two men behind the camera who built the world around two volatile Miami narcotics cops: Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer. Initial reports are just that, initial, and »
- Neil Miller
Back in 2009, we got word that Sony Pictures was developing Bad Boys 3, a sequel to the Michael Bay action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Then in 2010, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, "It's a wish and a hope and a dream. We've been working on a screenplay, which is excellent. It's an idea Will gave us, so hopefully, it will come to fruition, we would love it to." But it's been three years and no dice. But now the project has life again as Deadline reports Sony, with producer Michael De Luca situated as production co-president, has hired Safe House scribe David Guggenheim to write Bad Boys 3 this time. Bruckheimer is still back to produce (though he's situated firmly at Paramount Pictures with a new deal that includes more Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun), and the studio is hoping to get Smith and Lawrence back for the sequel, »
- Ethan Anderton
"Any time you can get Big Willie [Smith] to come out and talk about doing a third installment of a hot movie like 'Bad Boys,' you have to take notice. I met with Michael Bay and he said he's onboard too—so it's real," Martin Lawrence declared back in 2010. Clearly, it didn't happen, but Lawrence isn't wrong in saying that the project was/is "real." In 2009, Sony hired Peter Craig ("The Town") to pen a script but it seems the studio, still looking to get Will Smith and Lawrence back together, are looking for a fresh approach. And so, they've hired David Guggenheim ("Safe House," "Stolen") to write a script for the hoped for "Bad Boys 3." But it's probably a long way off. For one thing, Will Smith tends to be choosy and mercurial and generally doesn't make it easy for these kinds of projects to happen (see the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sony Pictures are currently eyeing Safe House scribe David Guggenheim to pen the script for Bad Boys 3, according to Deadline. The studio, which recently underwent a restructuring process that resulted in Michael De Luca slotting in as co-president of production, hopes to attract the primary stars back to the franchise, namely Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, in order to get the shiny wheels in motion.
At this time, it’s unclear whether Michael Bay will return to direct Bad Boys 3, although we understand that should the film gain some momentum, Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the action-packed threequel. In truth, there hasn’t been much information regarding the potential follow-up since 2009, when novelist Peter Craig was attached to the nascent script.
- Michael Briers
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha you gonna do? Make a third movie, we guess.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence starred in the 1995 original and its 2003 sequel, both of which made a boatload of dough. The first film also launched the career of a young buck named Michael Bay, who went on to direct "The Rock," "Armageddon," and "Pearl Harbor" in quick succession before returning for "Bad Boys II." The first movie came out when Will Smith was on the cusp of his action movie stardom; Lawrence was still starring on his own popular TV show, and hadn't yet donned "Big Momma"'s fat suit.
The question is whether the stars would return for a three-peat, or »
- Jenni Miller
The Safe House writer is in line to work on the third film in the action franchise, reports Deadline.
Bad Boys was released in 1995, with the sequel following in 2003.
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It's been 10 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence blew up just about everything in Bad Boys II, which pocketed $275 million in the box office, but the third installment of the franchise still seems to be a go (a long gap between sequels is a stable of the franchise, with Bad Boys II coming out eight years after the original) with Safe House screen writer David Guggenheim been courted by Sony Pictures to pen the script. Smith and Lawrence are been sought to reprise their roles of Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, but so far Michael Bay isn't involved. I don't know how a Bad boys movie would play out without the Master of Bayhem at the helm. via Deadline »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Sony is looking to breathe new life into the Bad Boys franchise by reviving the mismatched buddy cop dynamic for a third big screen outing. Deadline reports that Sony execs are in preliminary talks with screenwriter David Guggenheim, with the studio having singled him out as the man to pen a script for a second sequel. The plan is to reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the two leading roles, although the report doesn’t elaborate on whether any approach has been made at this point. It’s been ten years since the last Bad...
- George Wales
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.
Sony is trying to make this sequel with the original cast, although it isn't known what other cast members from Bad Boys and Bad Boys II may come back. The franchise follows best friends and cop partners Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and their adventures throughout Miami. Joe Pantoliano played Lowery and Burnett's cranky superior officer Captain Howard in both movies, and Theresa Randle also starred in both movies as Marcus' wife Theresa. »
News Simon Brew 11 Dec 2013 - 06:23
Rumours of a third Bad Boys film have been circulating for some time, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer told us earlier this year that the hold-up was that "we're trying to get that off the ground, and trying to find a hole in Will Smith's schedule. That's been the issue". He also confirmed that he was trying to get Michael Bay back to direct the next film.
Bay has his hands full with Transformers: Age Of Extinction through until next summer, but after that, his schedule might just free up a little. However, there are hints now that Bad Bays 3 will move forward with or without him.
Yesterday I reported that producer Jerry Bruckheimer had ended his relationship with Disney and inked a deal with Paramount, where he’d have more flexibility. I also pointed out that he’s seemingly looking to his past to try and ignite some future successes- with the word being that he was looking at sequels for Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun. Well, the news today is that he’s continuing down that road. Over at Sony, Bruckheimer is now trying to get Bad Boys III off the ground. According to Deadline, a writer has all ready been tapped to write it.
David Guggenheim, who wrote the Ryan Reynolds-Denzel Washington thriller Safe House, is apparently the man for the job. Safe House was a moderate hit, and Sony is hoping he can write a script good enough to entice Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return for a third outing as Lowrey and Burnett. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
We have been hearing rumors about a possible Bad Boy III for years now, but now it seems as though the project is closer to coming together than ever. According to Deadline, David Guggenheim . who is best known for scripting the Ryan Reynolds-Denzel Washington thriller Safe House - is now in early negotiations with Sony Pictures to write the second sequel in the Bad Boys series. While the studio may have found someone to pen the script, however, there are some other important elements that remain up in the air. Neither Will Smith nor Martin Lawrence . who played trigger happy cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in the first two movies . are currently attached to the project, though the studio is hoping that they can get them to return. Jerry Bruckheimer is set to return to produce the picture, but perhaps the most surprising element of this development »
Guggenheim recently worked for Sony on a new draft of the script for the film adaptation of best-selling video game series "Uncharted".
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It looks like a Bad Boys 3 movie is closer to being a reality with news this evening that screenwriter David Guggenheim (Safe House) is in talks to write the script for the threequel. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are expected to return (at least Sony Pictures wants them to, and, let's face it, it just wouldn't be the same film without them), although director Michael Bay, who directed the first two films in the franchise, isn't as certain. Although he did say during a press junket interview while promoting the last Transformers movie that he wanted to do it and was, at the time, talking to the actors about it. Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce with Sony Pictures »
- Natasha Greeves
Sony is looking to reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for a third installment in the Bad Boys franchise. The studio is reportedly in early talks with screenwriter David Guggenheim (Safe House) to pen the script for Bad Boys 3. The last action film featuring Smith and Lawrence as the two wise-cracking cops came out a decade ago. Both films were directed by Michael Bay, but the director is not currently involved with another go, but Jerry Bruckheimer will return as producer. Guggenheim, meanwhile, is busy making his name scripting action/thriller films. In addition to the sequel to Safe House, he's also worked on Doug Liman's Narco Sub, McG's Puzzle Palace, and a new draft of Sony's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. (Via Deadline) »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: The mantra behind Sony Pictures’ recent restructure that brings in Michael De Luca as production co-president was to make higher quality tent poles. That means spending money on hot writers. I’m told the studio is in early talks with David Guggenheim to script Bad Boys 3, which the studio hopes will bring back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as fast-talking undercover cops who solve crimes with spectacular action, gunplay, and harsh language. Guggenheim scripted Safe House, the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds action thriller. Bad Boys II was released a decade ago, and the sequel grossed $273 million on a $160 million budget. Michael Bay directed the first two, but he doesn’t seem to be involved, at least at this point. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the pic. Sony is trying to do this with the original cast, which makes it different from the other big franchise reboots in the works, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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