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Good news, folks, Columbia pictures just put Bad Boys 3 into development. The only real question is whether Martin Lawrence is too big of a star since the grand slam of Big Momma’s House 2, Wild Hogs, College Road Trip, and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the high-octane “Bad Boys” franchise, tapping Peter Craig [Sally Field’s son – really] to pen the screenplay.
The hope is to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. At this point, with the project in the early stages, none has a deal to return. The “Boys” movies feature Smith and Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions. [THR]
“Captain? We’ve received word that some terrorists are planning to take over the esplanade. The case could get… explosive. And we’ll need someone with… car chase experience. But who? Ever since we started the Connecticut program, our only recruits are wannabe desk jockeys and snot-nosed pencil pushers.”
“Dammit! I kicked those loose cannons Lowrey and Burnett off the force — those sons a bitches caused me more paperwork than my third wife’s custody battle! But… they’re the best. And now… we need them more than ever.”
Additionally: I worry negotiations may break down when Michael Bay accidentally refers to Martin Lawrence as “Mudflap“.