Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the Bad Boys franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Peter Craig has been hired to write the script.
The hope is to reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer with stars Smith and Lawrence. At this time none have signed on to the project.
In the films Smith and Lawrence play Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett and their continueing exciting adventures.
When the first Bad Boys was released in 1995, it helped launch Michael Bay’s directing career as well as turn Will Smith into a legitimate action star. It grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.
The 2003 sequel grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.
All parties have expressed an interest in returning if a good enough story can be concocted. One potential road block, however, would be the costly deals each of the returning parties would demand.
Peter Craig co-wrote The Town, which Ben Affleck is directing and begins shoots in Boston next month. He is also adapting the anime Cowboy Bebop that is set to star Keanu Reeves.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Jerry Bruckheimer, Martin Lawrence, Michael Bay, Will Smith