Written by Deanna Lee.
You may or may not want another Bad Boys movie, but it seems like no matter what, it’s coming for you. It’s been in talks for a decade now, but Sony is finally trying to push a new Bad Boys off the ground. Deadline has reported that Sony Pictures is in talks with action thriller Safe House writer David Guggenheim to script Bad Boys 3.
Contrary to huge blockbuster reboots in the works, such as Ghostbusters and Men in Black, Sony has decided to avoid a potentially cringe-worthy remake and is gunning for the original cast to come back.
Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, was released almost two decades ago, with the sequel Bad Boys II released a decade ago. The movie will never be the same without the two actors, playing undercover narcotic cops who boast a whole lot of action, guns, cars, explosions and witty comedy, but as of yet there has been no news of either signing on. Nor has there been any news regarding Bad Boys I and II director Michael Bay returning. Bad Boys launched Bay’s career, but he may be too busy wrapped up in robots with the Transformers franchise to dedicate himself to Bad Boys 3. Jerry Bruckheimer has signed on to produce the film.
Bad Boys grossed $141 million on a $19 million budget, and the sequel grossed $273 million on a $130 million budget.