Movie News: Is Will Smith Going to Star in 'Bad Boys 3'? 'Straight Outta Compton' Director May Go to Space

Movie News: Is Will Smith Going to Star in 'Bad Boys 3'? 'Straight Outta Compton' Director May Go to Space

Aug 14, 2015

Bad Boys

Bad Boys 3: As we recently learned, two new Bad Boys sequels are heading to theaters in 2017 and 2019. But will either Will Smith or Martin Lawrence return as the titular rule-breaking police detectives? It's not clear. Reportedly, Smith will be involved in some capacity, but that could be limited to serving as a producer and not as a star; his deal is not finalized. Smith declined to star in the upcoming Independence Day sequel, so there's certainly no guarantee that he'll show up on screen in more Bad Boys sequels. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Straight Outta Compton

Are We There Yet? The Mars Edition: With his new movie Straight Outta Compton opening in theaters today, director F. Gary Gray (above) is contemplating going to space for his next project. He says he is "heavily researching" a science-fiction movie, joking that he might make Are We There Yet? The Mars Edition with Ice Cube, who co-wrote and starred in the director's Friday back in 1995, and whose life served as one of the inspirations for Compton. [THR]



Predator: Last year we heard that writer/director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), who appeared in a supporting role in 1987's Predator (above), would be cooking up a treatment for a sequel to the fierce action flick, hand it over to his longtime friend Fred Dekker (Monster Squad) to write the script, and then direct the movie. Now producer John Davis says the project is still moving forward, and claims that Black has recreated "a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light." [Collider]


The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room Trailer: During the final days of the Civil War, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Muna Otaru are the only people remaining at a declining estate in the South, according to a new trailer for The Keeping Room. That makes things very tense when vicious Union Army deserters Sam Washington and Kyle Soller show up to terrorize them. The movie opens in theaters on September 25. [Movieclips]

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