Sunday, 11 September 2016

Bad Boys 3 is now Bad Boys For Life

The saga of a third (and potentially fourth) Bad Boys movie continues, with news arriving via Entertainment Weekly that the third movie will now be titled Bad Boys For Life.

One thing the film no longer has is a 2017 release date – the third Bad Boys outing has already had a history of missing potential dates, most recently shifting from 17 February next year to 2 June. Now Sony Pictures have pencilled in 12 January 2018 as the next potential spot.

Joe Carnahan (The Grey), meanwhile, remains attached to wrangle Will Smith's Detective Mike Lowery and Martin Lawrence's Detective Marcus Burnett back into action for a third dose of action and quips.

Carnahan was brought in last year after several previous script drafts tried to generate a workable movie, but nothing came together, a process also not helped by Will Smith's busy schedule. Now, though, it looks like Bad Boys For Life – a reference to a line in Bad Boys II (2003) – may finally make an appearance. As for that floating, potential fourth movie? It took aim at a July 2019 release, and Sony Pictures still have it on their slate, but no one yet knows if the move of the third will impact the fourth.

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