Sony May Produce BAD BOYS 3 With Director Joe Carnahan Taking Over For Michael Bay
Sony Pictures may green light the long-in-development BAD BOYS 3 with Joe Carnahan in talks to do rewrites and direct an existing script by David Guggenheim.
Sony hopes that Smith and Lawrence will return and are trying to get the project into production quickly. Sony wants BB3 to be the next movie for Smith to shoot after he’s finished with Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad.
The original Bad Boys was released in 1995 and it grossed a relatively tame $65 million. Bad Boys II was released in 2003 and had a $46.5 million domestic opening and a worldwide gross of $273 million.
Although Carnahan doesn’t have a deal in place as of yet, his action films like Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team show that he’s capable of following in Michael Bay’s footsteps to take over the franchise. Presumably Jerry Bruckheimer is still involved to produce along with Michael Bay as a producer. However... Neither Bruckheimer or Bay have yet to be mentioned to return to the franchise.