Just when you think a film has disappeared into the aether of development hell, it rises up to reclaim its spot as a movie that no one is really asking for, but is likely happening anyway. I’m talking about the forever-delayed sequel, Bad Boys For Life.
When last we heard, director Joe Carnahan had left the film due to scheduling conflicts, and even co-star Martin Lawrence had doubts that the movie would ever hit theaters. Now, after about 10 months of wandering aimlessly without a helmer, it sounds like it’s on its way to production.
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is in negotiations with directing team Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to take over for Michael Bay in Bad Boys For Life. The film is also eyeing an August production date. The pair is best known for their work on the Belgian film Black, which told the Romeo and Juliet-inspired tale of a boy and girl in Brussels who, despite being members of two rival gangs, fall in love with each other.
For a taste of what they’ve done, check out the trailer below:
The pair has also done work on the FX series Snowfall, and certainly seem on the rise in Hollywood. While they are mostly an unknown commodity to someone like me, I do look forward to the unique energy and style they could bring to the film.
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