For the past 15 years, the Sony studio has been struggling with the production of Bad Boys. After the release date for the movie was moved a lot of times, the film was left to stay in limbo for years. But it seems they are finally back on the right track again with a new set of directors to bring the long-awaited sequel to fruition.
Filmmakers Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, who signed on to direct Paramount’s Beverly Hills Cop 4 back in 2016, have entered negotiations with the studio to direct the third installment of the beloved Bad Boys franchise.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will return as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, from 1995’s Bad Boys and 2003’s Bad Boys II, but there isn’t any indication if other cast members from the first two movies will be back. The timing is also rather interesting since NBC is moving forward with a Bad Boys TV spin-off, starring Gabrielle Union, reprising her role as Syd Burnett from Bad Boys II, Marcus’ sister and Mike’s secret lover, who also worked for the DEA. It’s not clear if there will be any crossover between this sequel and the NBC series.
Hopefully, the new writers will pull off what has been impossible for the last 14 years and bring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence together on the big screen again. This is a developing story and more news is expected to drop soon regarding Jerry Bruckheimer’s comments on Bad Boys for Life release date.