S**t just got real.
Okay, I’ll buy it when I actually see it, but there are whispers that the long-discussed Bad Boys for Life (aka Bad Boys 3) could actually be happening after a solid 15 years. According to Variety, Sony has just read the script and are pretty happy with it, which means that the film could get going pretty soon after all these years of talk and development.
The report states that it could begin production as early as early 2019 and that the plan is to get the flick out into theaters by Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in 2020. As of this writing, Will Smith is set to reprise his role as Mike Lowrey, and while Martin Lawrence is also expected to reprise his role, it hasn’t happened just yet.
This update comes following a draft from screenwriter Chris Bremner, who picked up after David Guggenheim and Joe Carnahan gave a crack at it. At one point, Carnahan was even on board to direct, but obviously, he’s moved on since then. Now set to helm the film are Snowfall‘s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
But the big question I have is if whether or not audiences even want a Bad Boys 3. It’s been a film that’s had so many false starts, and in the years since then, I haven’t seen anyone online champion this film, be it fans or critics. This is yet another attempt for Hollywood to bank on another established property, and I get the impression that like many others, they may overestimate its value just because people recognize it.
What do you think? Are you as pessimistic as me? Sound off down below!
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