UPDATE: Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) is in "early talks" to re-write and possibly direct the third installment in the Bad Boys series of action-comedies.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence teamed with director Michael Bay for the first two films in 1995 and 2003; Sony Pictures would like Smith to consider doing the project after completing work on Suicide Squad. [Deadline]
Back in August of 2014 Martin Lawrence officially announced the production on Conan O'Brien's show. Check out our original story on that below.
Look out, Internet – Martin Lawrence says Bad Boys 3 is coming.
The actor, who’s currently out doing press for his new series Partners, was on the Conan O’Brien Show and had the following to say when the ginger one brought up rumors that a third film was in the works.
“I believe so, yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer... yesterday and he said it’s real. They’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good."
This seems to support the quote that came from Bruckheimer himself on the topic, back in April.
“It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’ And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we’re working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it.”
Now the question is not so much if the film is being developed, but when it might actually start filming. Smith, Lawrence, and director Michael Bay are all pretty busy guys – getting them together for an extended shoot might be the biggest hurdle left in launching a third Bad Boys installment.
What do you guys think? Are you ready for more of Smith and Lawrence’s brand of law enforcement? Check out the Conan interview below.
[via Coming Soon]
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