For years there’s been talk of Bad Boys 3, with both Martin Lawrence and Will Smith saying they’re open to the idea (which isn’t surprising in Lawrence’s case, as he hasn’t exactly got a huge amount else going on, movie-wise). However it’s been trapped in development hell, and the longer the delay, the less likely it’s seemed we’d ever actually see the movie.
Now though they’re breathing new life into the project, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer seemingly keen to get it back on track. While previously it looked like Michael Bay would return to direct, it now seems he’s passing the baton on, as TheWrap reports that A-Team and Stretch director Joe Carnahan is circling the film.
If he does sign on, he will initially rewrite the script by David Guggenheim (Safe House). The involvement of both Smith and Lawrence is dependent on that script, so it’s far from a done deal at the moment.