Third “Bad Boys” Scores New Directors

Sony Pictures is having another go at a third “Bad Boys” film with Moroccan filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (“Gangsta,” “Snowfall”) in early negotiations to helm “Bad Boys for Life” which would reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Smith and Lawrence played Miami police detectives in the first two installments, which were directed by Michael Bay and took in a collective $414.7 million worldwide. A third “Bad Boys” has been in development for years, with Joe Carnahan most recently attached to direct before exiting last March.

The newest draft of the script was written by Chris Bremner and should things proceed as planned, the film will go into production in August. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the film.

El Arbi and Fallah are also currently attached to “Beverly Hills Cop 4”.

Source: Heat Vision