“The Grey” and “Narc” filmmaker Joe Carnahan has dropped out of directing “Bad Boys for Life,” the third film in the action franchise. Heat Vision reports that Carnahan officially left due to scheduling conflicts, but other sources for the trade suggest it was over creative differences.
The film has undergone various setbacks over the years on the way towards production. Will Smith’s involvement had been uncertain but he’s now committed – even so, getting dates to line-up are still tricky.
Carnahan had also written the most recent draft of the script and so with a new director search underway, a new writer may be hired as well. At last report the film was aiming to begin shooting this Fall for a November 2018 release. We’ll see if that holds.
Carnahan is actively developing an English-language remake of “The Raid” and penned the script for the recently wrapped “Death Wish” remake and the soon to go into production “Uncharted” film.