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Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars we have, and today on his 48th birthday, we're taking a look at his evolution.
Smith's journey has been both entertaining and impressive. From his days on television, starring as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", to space westerns, actual westerns, and a couple of Oscar nominations, let's take a look at the career of one of our favourites, Will Smith.
You may not have realized it, but before he was the Fresh Prince, Will Smith already had begun his work in film, and a franchise that would continue to garner success through the years, with the first Bad Boys movie. Co-starring Martin Lawrence, the two played bad-ass detectives who protect a witness to a murder while solving a drug crime. »
- Adriana Floridia
Martin Lawrence‘s first stand-up special in 14 years will air on Showtime next month, the network announced on Tuesday. “Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut” will premiere on the premium cable network on Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. “I look forward to having my third concert film premiere on Showtime,” Lawrence said in a statement. “Fourteen years is a long time between concert specials and I am excited to know that my TV audience will be able to enjoy this show as if they came to see me live.” Also Read: Showtime Wants Stephen Colbert for Live Election Night Special The “Bad Boys” star. »
- Reid Nakamura
Martin Lawrence is making his way back to the televised stage.
The renowned comedian has set his first stand-up special in 14 years, “Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut,” which will air Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
“I look forward to having my third concert film premiere on Showtime. Fourteen years is a long time between concert specials and I am excited to know that my TV audience will be able to enjoy this show as if they came to see me live,” said Lawrence, who’s coming off of a sold-out national tour.
Lawrence rose to fame in the 1990s with his self-titled Fox series “Martin,” and box office smashes including the “Bad Boys” and “Big Momma’s House” franchises.
Lawrence serves as an executive producer on his Showtime special, “Martin Lawrence »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
After nearly three decades on the small screen, the hit reality series Cops is now looking to jump to the big screen. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is attached to direct and produce a feature adaptation of the series, which is currently in the midst of its 29th season airing on Spike TV. John Langley, who co-created and holds the rights to the series, will serve as a producer.
Deadline reports that the original Cops concept will be turned into an "edgy narrative feature" with a buddy cop angle, which is said to be similar to Lethal Weapon. Cameron Fay (Dance Camp) has come aboard to write the script, although no specific plot details were given at this time. Ruben Fleicher will produce alongside John Langley and David Bernard.
I've always thought of Joe Carnahan as an under-appreciated talent. Films like Narc and The Grey have shown that the man knows how to write and direct tense, hard-hitting thrills. Even The A-Team I felt was unfairly beaten up by critics- which contributed to its unfortunate box office performance. To me, A-Team was unapologetically over the top, and not meant to be taken particularly seriously. It was a testosterone-fueled popcorn action extravaganza that, for some reason, critics expected to be something more. To borrow an analogy I used earlier this year, it was a slurpee.
Anyway, I think Carnahan may have found just the right vehicle for his skill set. It'll allow him to create the kind of macho action spectacle he likes to make, and give him access to characters and actors that have enough chemistry and star power to make the material fly. Not to mention, it's a »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
There will be a new Bad Boys movie shooting very soon. The film is expected to roll into production next year for a 2018 release, and we’re already getting all kinds of excited.
Joe Carnahan is directing the third movie in the franchise, and has been speaking with io9-Gizmodo about the big-budget actioner that will reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Carnahan told the site that the film, Bad Boys For Life, is “the strongest script of any of those movies. Hands down. In a walk over.”
“Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest, and I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far,” he added.
- Paul Heath
This past week, it was announced that Sony’s Bad Boys 3 has been retitled to Bad Boys For Life, as well as being pushed back from next summer to January 2018, and now director Joe Carnahan has explained the reason for the delay during an interview with io9.
“We couldn’t all get in a room, go through this thing and really ring it out,” states Carnahan. “I’m a big believer in ‘Do the work at the script level until you’ve got something you know works.’ That everyone is happy with, the stars are happy with, the director is happy with, the studio is happy with… When you’re coming back after 15 years, you better come back with a home run ball. And I really believe that’s what we have….We’ve got a responsibility to make something that’s absolutely equivalent or exceeds what comes before. »
- Gary Collinson
We ride together, we die together. Bad Boys for Life.
That’s the official title of Joe Carnahan’s Bad Boys 3, the long-rumored action sequel that has simmered on the fringes of development for the better part of 13 years. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as chest-beating detectives Lowery and Burnett, and the threequel recently staked out a January 12, 2018 release date.
It’s a slight delay to production, considering that Sony and Carnahan were initially eyeing up a primetime June 2017 window. Nevertheless, Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey) holds up Bad Boys for Life as “the strongest of the trilogy thus far.”
“Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest, and I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far. There’s a lot of funny shit in this movie. And there’s also a very mysterious, »
- Michael Briers
Confession time, up until just a few months ago I had never seen Bad Boys or its sequel. After disclosing this fact to a friend, who was completely appalled, I succumbed to peer pressure and picked up both flicks on Blu-ray for $10. They were just as ridiculous as I had suspected, but I also had a great time watching them, which has left me eagerly awaiting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Last week, Sony Pictures announced that it had pushed its long-awaited sequel Bad Boys 3 from June 2, 2017, where it would have had to face Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, to January 12, 2018. The sequel was also given the official title of Bad Boys for Life, and it faces considerably less competition in this date, going up against Gnomeo & Juliet sequel Sherlock Gnomes, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Today we have new updates from writer-director Joe Carnahan, about why the movie was pushed back so much.
Gizmodo caught up with Joe Carnahan, who came aboard to write and direct this action-packed sequel last June. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed in April that they still are waiting on the script, but now it seems the scripting work is complete. Here's what the writer-director had to say, teasing that it's the strongest script in the whole trilogy.
"(It's) the strongest script of any of those movies. »
Don’t let its long-delayed production fool you—Bad Boys For Life is going to be the rare trilogy capper that outshines the preceding films. It’s going to change the way you look at Michael Bay movies, in part because Joe Carnahan has taken over for the bombastic director. That’s right, Joe Carnahan—the director of The A-Team adaptation, but also Narc. Yes, the man behind Smokin’ Aces and The Grey is combining those sensibilities to oversee Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s protracted cinematic reunion as Miami cops.
But, as Carnahan tells io9, he won’t be rushing the process, and not just because he’s currently filming Wheelman with Frank Grillo. The writer-director wants to make damn sure the latest entry in the series is up to the exacting standards of Bad Boys devotees. So, as a reward to fans who stuck with the project through »
- Danette Chavez
After being absent from the big screen for 13 years, Detective Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) were initially scheduled to return next June. Unfortunately, last week we heard Sony had pushed Bad Boys For Life to 2018. The reason for the delay? According to director Joe Carnahan (The Grey), the decision was made partly because of […]
- Jack Giroux
"Bad boys, bad boys... whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" You all know the words to Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," or at the very least that part of the song which you just repeat over and over. It was the theme song for Fox's Cops all those years and impossible to avoid over the course of your entire life. Well,... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Bad Boys 3: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will star in the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise, which has just been officially titled Bad Boys for Life. The movie's release date has also been delayed once again, this time from June 2, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Last year we heard that Joe Carnahan (The Grey) was rewriting the script and will direct, which he has confirmed via social media. [THR] ‘Bad Boys 3’ Pushed To 2018 Gets New Title ‘Bad Boys For Life’ https://t.co/odxDAPCxUs via @deadline So there you go guys Bad Boys For LIF3 — Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 11, 2016 Haunted: Rose Leslie (The Last Witch Hunter, above) will star in Haunted. She joins Alfre Woodard in what's described as a gothic ghost...
- Peter Martin
At this rate, by the time they release the next Bad Boys, they’ll be Bad Men. Or even older. Variety is reporting that the third film in the buddy cops series, featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has had its release pushed back from June 2017 to January 2018. The publication adds that the film will be titled Bad Boys for Life. The movie, which is slated to begin production in early 2017, will be directed by Joe Carnahan. Carnahan has previously directed such films as The A-Team and The Grey. He takes over behind the camera for Michael Bay, who directed the first two. By the time Bbfl is released, it will have been 22 years since the original film was out in theaters. The follow up, Bad Boys II, came out in 2003. The first Bad Boys grossed an unadjusted $141 million on just a $19 million budget. But the sequel didn’t do nearly as well. »
- David Eckstein
The third film of the Bad Boys franchise is getting a new name! Although, with a new name comes a later release date. Come inside for more!
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) August 11, 2016
Not only is the movie getting pushed back to 2018, but it's also getting the new name Bad Boys For Life, instead of the numeral theme. While the name change makes it catchier, almost Die Hard-esque, it does make us think that it would've been a better name for a fourth movie, if that's ever in the works.
The delay is due to Will Smith's busy schedule as he's working »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
After years of speculation, Will Smith confirmed during the press tour for Suicide Squad that he would reteam with Martin Lawrence for a third Bad Boys film. However, with pre-production not officially underway yet, it would have taken a herculean effort for Bad Boys 3 to meet its original June 02, 2017 release date. As many expected, yesterday saw Sony adjust its release schedule and move Bad Boys For Life to January 02, 2018. That currently leaves only Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants as the only two movies releasing that weekend. The delay of Bad Boys 3 should setup Wonder Woman for another monstrous weekend box office haul for the Dceu. Such has been the trend for both Batman v Superman ($166M domestic) and Suicide Squad ($133.6M domestic). The question now is whether Patty Jenkins can deliver a film that draws audiences back on the following weekend. On June 09, 2017 Wonder Woman's second weekend »
It’s been 13 years since the last installment in the franchise, but have Will Smith and Martin Lawrence ever really stopped being Bad Boys? Sure, Smith may have dabbled with Scientology and The Pursuit Of Happyness, as well as become one of the “worst heroes ever.” And Lawrence has… well, he’s been up to all kinds of stuff, including cozying up to fellow raconteur Kelsey Grammer in a sitcom. But these have all been temporary diversions from their “ride together, die together” lifestyle—yes, even Smith’s Oscars protest. Smith and Lawrence will, as their movie code dictates, be bad boys for life.
The strength of that bond has inspired the title for the next film in the series, which, despite some setbacks, will soon be officially underway now that Lawrence and Smith have hugged it out. Exhibitor Relations reports that the Joe Carnahan-directed sequel has been titled »
- Danette Chavez
A third Bad Boys film has been in development since at least 2009 and every year or so has brought a fresh news item about behind-the-scenes conversations and negotiations and ever-shifting release dates. The project took on new life last June when director Joe Carnahan was hired to replace Michael Bay, which was quickly followed by […]
The post Whatcha Gonna Do When ‘Bad Boys 3’ Gets a New Title and Release Date appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
The Exhibitor Relations official Twitter account revealed that Sony Pictures has titled Bad Boys 3 as Bad Boys For Life, which will now open January 18th, 2018 instead of the initial June 17th, 2017 release date. The Grey and The A-team director Joe Carnahan is signed on to direct the threequel taking over directing duties from Michael Bay who helmed the last two Bad Boys films.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) August 11, 2016
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are expected to return as the two have starred in the first Bad Boys film in 1995 which grossed a moderate $65 million opening weekend and Bad Boys II with a $46.5 million domestic opening. Smith currently has two projects before Bad Boys For Life, which includes the drama Collateral Beauty and the fantasy/thriller Bright with Suicide Squad director »
- J.B. Casas
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