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Sometimes it would be nice if some film projects stayed dead. If you’ve been a reader here at Lrm for a bit, you’ll know that I’m not one to succumb to the cynicism that’s ever so present on the internet. At the end of the day, we write about movies because we Love them, and we gain nothing from seeing a project fall in its face.
That being said, even I have to admit when a project has overstayed its welcome. Too often in the business does a studio dwell on pushing an unwanted project through development hell, only to force it into theaters. One such example is Bad Boys 3, or Bad Boys for Life. While The first two films have a warm place in my heart, in terms of fun action movies, a Bad Boys 3 is something I’ve never wanted.
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- Joseph Medina
A year or two ago, the future of Bad Boys was looking extra bright with two sequels scheduled for release and writer-director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) at the helm. But he left the director’s chair on Bad Boys For Life, which was once planned to come out this year, then postponed to January 2018, and then scheduled for November of next […]
- Jack Giroux
We heard last week that ‘Bad Boys 3’ had been all but written off. We were so devastated that we couldn’t even bring ourselves to write about it, but the good news that we’re waking up to this morning is that the movie could be back on!
Speaking to Yahoo, the series’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer said:
“Well, we’ve been developing it for I don’t know how many years now and we had a period of time where it got pretty close and then it drifted away a little bit and hopefully it will drift back again”, Bruckheimer said. “We have a new writer on it who’s working on it right now, so that gives me encouragement”.
Joe Carnahan was attached to direct, and has written an earlier version of the screenplay, but he’s been off the project for a little while now.
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- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Sep 4, 2017
Crikey, it takes some work keeping up with this one. A week or so back, co-star Martin Lawrence had seemingly confirmed that the planned Bad Boys 3 – aka Bad Boys For Life – was a dead project. It’d lost director Joe Carnahan earlier this year, and with it, the chances of hitting Sony’s planned release date (let’s not forget too that Sony originally wanted a Bad Boys 4 as well).
Lawrence therefore suggested that everyone had moved on, and that the film wasn’t going to happen.
Only it seems that it’s back on again. Chatting to Yahoo, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that you write this one off at your peril. For a new writer has just been hired.
“Well, we »
- Michael Kennedy
Despite sounding like a great idea on paper, some films get stuck in development hell for so long that it makes you wonder just what the heck is really going on? Such is the case with Bad Boys 3. After two extremely successful instalments, you’d think that all parties involved would be eager to do another outing, but that hasn’t been the case. Admittedly, a glimmer of hope appeared when Joe Carnahan signed on to write and direct not too long ago, but he’s since departed the project and it’s now back in limbo.
There hasn’t been a substantial update in quite a while and at this point, it’s starting to look like the film will never get made. That’s especially true now that Sony has dropped it from their upcoming release slate. Originally set to arrive in November of 2018, the studio removed »
- Matt Joseph
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is optimistic about Bad Boys 3 since the project just received a new writer. Titled Bad Boys for Life, te sequel has been talked about since the release of the first sequel 14 years ago. The project has been in varying stages of development, with Will Smith recently stating that it was "very, very, very close." But the movie recently lost its release date and its director, leading many, including co-star Martin Lawrence, to believe the movie is dead and not ever going to happen.
Now, Jerry Bruckheimer is out claiming that there is still life left in the project. In an interview with Yahoo Movies, the producer stated that a new writer has lifted his spirits about Bad Boys 3 actually happening. He explains.
"Well, we've been developing it for I don't know how many years now and we had a period of time where it got »
When it comes to discussing HBO's polarizing True Detective series, good news generally foreshadows bad news. Recently we learned that HBO enticed legendary writer David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue) and acclaimed actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) to join creator Nic Pizzolatto (The Magnificent Seven) -- pretty good news, right? According to THR, True Detective Season 3 is now greenlighted and moving forward. Ok, so what's the bad news?
One of the big reasons for Season 1's success was the writer-director duo of Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation), who together created a consistency and uniformity of tone and style throughout the 8 episode inaugural season. Unfortunately, in Season 2 multiple directors were stretched over those 8 episodes, resulting in an often incoherent mess. THR relates that Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) will partner with Pizzolatto (who's also the series' showrunner) for the entirety of Season 3, which sounds good at first, but Saulnier »
- David Kozlowski
It seems like DC is in a new state of turmoil practically every week, or at least it seems to be, due to the studios' poor communication with the press compared to Marvel Studios – who hasn’t lost an actor or director in years and biggest problem is poor fan reaction to Iron Fist and the Ihnumans marketing – and today is no different. Already we have reports that again suggest Ben Affleck may not be in The Batman and that Jared Leto isn’t happy with the studio due to their new Joker origin film that will involve a new actor. Though it’s not completely solid ground, two areas that DC at least has seemingly under control are the productions of Justice League and Aquaman, which are actually being made and therefore should actually see release.
As if to combat the other negative articles being generating today, People has »
- Nick Doll
Some people might remember Bad Boys from 1995 and Bad Boys II from 2003. Both movies were action comedies that starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as members of the Miami P.D. who were responsible for investigating drug-related crimes. Neither movies were received well by the critics but nonetheless managed to make a fair amount of profit at the box office, which was the expected outcome based on their director having been Michael Bay of summer blockbuster fame. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that there has been a fair amount of interest in reviving
Why a Bad Boys 3 Should Never Be Released, Ever »
- Nat Berman
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Thursday August 24th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Ti, John Rocha and Natasha Martinez discuss the following: Joker and Harley Quinn movie in the works; Matt Reeves says Batman stand-alone movie is not connected to Dceu Martin Lawrence Doesn’t Think Bad Boys 3 Will Happen Opening this week Channing Tatum says Gambit script is starting over thanks to Logan and Deadpool Will Ferrell to star in The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared movie adaptation Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_579918" align="aligncenter" width="… »
- Collider Video
Simon Brew Aug 24, 2017
Bad Boys For Life? It looks like it's now a dead project...
Just last week, Sony took its planned Bad Boys sequel – Bad Boys For Life – off its release schedule. This followed the project losing director Joe Carnahan earlier this year, after he’d penned the screenplay for the new movie.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence had been set to return for the new film, but a replacement director still hasn’t been found. And according to Martin Lawrence at least, this particular project is now very unlikely to make it through the system.
“I don’t think we’re going to get one”, he told Entertainment Weekly with regards a Bad Boys sequel. “Not the way everything turning out. Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen”. Will Smith, in fact, has Disney’s Aladdin film on his immediate roster, »
For years, Sony has been trying to crack the nut on “Bad Boys 3.” The math was pretty simple — add up Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as wise-cracking cops, and you’ll probably have another hit. However, getting a script, and aligning schedules, and just getting everyone on board proved difficult. However, in recent years, things looked promising, with the studio throwing some release dates on the calendar, and even talking about a potential “Bad Boys 4.” Well, at least one of the film’s co-stars isn’t holding his breath for this to happen.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bad Boys franchise fans eagerly awaiting the reunion of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for Bad Boys 3, aka Bad Boys for Life, recently had some bad news delivered to them. The sequel was set for release by Sony Pictures on November 9, 2018, but the studio pulled it from the calendar completely while shuffling […]
- Ethan Anderton
This year has not been kind to Sony's long-gestating sequel Bad Boys 3, with the studio first pushing the release date to late 2018 in February, before director Joe Carnahan backed away from the project a month later, and now Martin Lawrence doesn't think it will happen at all. This comes just a few weeks after Sony Pictures pushed the project, which had been set for a November 9, 2018 release, off of its release calendar altogether. When asked about the project in a recent interview, Martin Lawrence revealed that the project is essentially dead.
"I don't think we're going to get one, not the way everything's turning out. Will is off doing another movie, and I don't think it's going to happen. I'm there, I'm ready right now. If they wanted to do it, I'm ready, but I don't have control of that. That's the studio's decision."
The actor didn't reveal any »
There are some movies that are constantly development, but never actually hit the big screen. Such is likely the case with the horribly-titled Bad Boys For Life, a.k.a. Bad Boys 3. This is a film that’s been in the works for sometime. For a while, the film was set to be helmed by Joe Carnahan, but he recently got too busy and dropped out.
If you can believe it, the film was actually supposed to start filming near the beginning of this year (last year, Smith said they were “very, very, very close” to getting it done), and that didn’t really go anywhere. Yet, some are still holding out that the film could still happen, despite the constant stream of delays. But there’s one person who doesn’t think it’ll happen: actor Martin Lawrence.
Speaking with EW, »
- Joseph Medina
It’s been over 14 years since Bad Boys II invaded Cuba, and while Sony has been eager for Bad Boys 3 (aka Bad Boys For Life), the film has stalled out time and again. There was a time when it looked like the pieces were falling into place with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence set to return with Joe Carnahan directing for a 2018 release date, but then Carnahan left the project, the movie lost any release date, and now it’s stuck in limbo. Lawrence recently spoke to EW, and he didn’t sound too optimistic about an … »
- Matt Goldberg
“I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out,” Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. “Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Last year, Smith teased a third film in the “Bad Boys” franchise, telling TheWrap it was “very close” to happening. He said that he and Lawrence make “one a decade.” In 2014, Lawrence also »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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