“Bad Boys 3” Revived With A New Writer

Just two weeks ago, actor Martin Lawrence revealed that he thinks a third entry in the “Bad Boys” franchise isn’t going to happen.

Lawrence and Will Smith had been slated to reprise their iconic roles of Detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowery in the film which boasts a script by Joe Carnahan.

Sony was eagerly pushing the project two years ago, but as things never seemed to get going it kept being delayed and then recently it was officially removed from Sony’s release slate of forthcoming feature length productions. That led to the Lawrence quote.

Today though producer Jerry Bruckheimer has offered a more optimistic take on the future of “Bad Boys for Life,” telling Yahoo Movies! that a new scribe has just come onboard:

“Well, we’ve been developing it for I don’t know how many years now and we had a period of time where it got pretty close and then it drifted away a little bit and hopefully it will drift back again. We have a new writer on it who’s working on it right now, so that gives me encouragement.”

The first and second “Bad Boys” saw a gap of eight years between them. This year it will be fourteen years since the second film opened in cinemas.