After many years of near starts and delays, Sony Pictures appears to be finally moving forward on “Bad Boys for Life” with the project finally about to hand out a green light to the third film in the series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
The film sees the triumphant return of the two Miami Police Department officers as they tackle a brand-new adventure and the studio aims to be in production by early 2019 ahead of a January 2020 release.
Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch tells Variety: “If we’re going to make another ‘Bad Boys’ after 15 years, it’s got to be next-level great.” “Snowfall” director Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are helming the project
Panitch also talked about the proposed all-female spin-off of “21 Jump Street”. “22 Jump Street” writer Rodney Rothman will write and direct the upcoming reboot, making his directorial debut. Panitch says: “We think that there’s something fun about keeping that irreverent spirit of ‘Jump Street,’ but maybe having it be told through a female undercover cop point-of-view. We’ve had enough male buddy comedies. The script is really funny and has a freshness to it.”