5 items from 2016
It’s going on 14 years since Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett last graced the silver screen, but in 2018, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s fast-talking narcotics officers will stage their comeback in the form of Bad Boys For Life.
Considered the “strongest of the trilogy,” we now have word that Joe Carnahan’s action threequel is “very, very close” to entering production. That’s according to Will Smith, who appeared on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his awards-tipped drama Collateral Beauty. Previously, Smith’s co-star Martin Lawrence hinted that filming on Bad Boys 3 would commence in March of next year, and though he refrained from confirming – or indeed denying – those claims, the actor simply stated: “It is very, very, very close. It’s very close.” It’s close, you guys.
News that Bad Boys For Life is on the verge of entering development will be all »
- Michael Briers
After languishing in development for several years, Bad Boys 3 is finally back on the right track, with Joe Carnahan coming aboard to write and direct. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning as Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett, but there still hasn't been much revealed about the sequel. Joe Carnahan has now revealed plenty of details in a new interview, where he confirms that he's aiming for an R-rated approach, while teasing that there will be multiple villains.
Sony has handed out a January 12, 2018 release date for Bad Boys 3, with Joe Carnahan bragging in August that the script is the strongest in the entire trilogy. Collider caught up with Joe Carnahan, who revealed that Will Smith has been involved in the process as he works on the script. Here's what the writer-director had to say below.
"It's been a pretty centralized process. I've been writing this thing for »
Bad Boys 3 is just a little over a year away. But it doesn't sound like any progress has been made on the long-anticipated sequel since Sony moved it out of the February 17, 2017 release window, bumping it into summer of next year. By all accounts, the movie should be heading into production soon. But perhaps there is another delay in the cards? Producer Jerry Bruckheimer gave a quick update on the movie this weekend while being honored at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. And it doesn't sound too promising.
"We have to get the script in. Once we get that, we'll make a lot of decisions."
While most assumed that Bad Boys 3 would start production in the second half of 2016, Will Smith is set to start shooting Bright later this year. A cop thriller that revolves orcs and fairies, this fantasy adventure reunites Will Smith with »
Bad Boys 3 is happening in a big way, and it promises to take the action over the top. While he hasn't been officially confirmed to direct yet by Sony Pictures, action maestro Joe Carnahan is already in the previsualization stage for the movie, and is now teasing a freeway chase involving a motorcycle on his official Twitter page. This may be all the confirmation we need that the man behind such action favorites as Smokin' Aces, The Grey and the big screen A-Team adaptation is joining forces with returning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Though, he won't reveal the identity of the man on the motorcycle, only saying this.
"...who is this man? ...and how bad is he?"
Back in June, we reported that Sony's long-awaited Bad Boys 3 is finally coming together, with Joe Carnahan coming aboard to write and direct the sequel. Just a few months later, Sony announced that Bad Boys 3 will arrive on February 17, 2017, with Bad Boys 4 set for July 3, 2019. While the project is certainly moving forward, the studio still hasn't confirmed whether or not Bad Boys and Bad Boys II stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will return for the sequel. During a radio interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Will Smith confirmed that both he and Martin Lawrence will be back as Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett.
"I saw Martin a few weeks ago. I hadn't seen him for about two years, and we just looked at each other. We hugged and in that moment we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. So we're definitely doing another one."
5 items from 2016
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