A Third “Bad Boys” In The Works

Sony Pictures is developing a third installment in the action-packed “Bad Boys” film series says The Hollywood Reporter.

Peter Craig (“The Town,” “Cowboy Bebop”) has been hired to pen the screenplay and the hope is to reunite all the key players – director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

In the films, Smith and Lawrence played Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett who often got caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions.

Though no deals have been signed, all parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out. The cost of getting all the talents involved will be a hurdle.

The previous films opened in 1995 to $141 million worldwide and 2003 to $273 million worldwide. If a third film does come to fruition, then the film would likely hit in 2011 – meaning a consistent eight year gap between sequels.