The making of the third film in the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys For Life, has been curbed by Sony.
It seems the ‘for life’ part of the new film’s title may be leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence right now, because movie execs have decided that the follow up to the 1995 classic Bad Boys and Bad Boys II is no more.The 20 greatest crime films on Netflix
Yes, Sony have pulled the third Bad Boys film from its schedule – so you might have to wait a little longer to see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence bro-ing out again on screen.
The film’s release date was pushed back from January 2018 to November 2018 release but now the release date has been removed from Sony’s schedule altogether.
The third installment in the franchise has already had its fair share of drama, with director Joe Carnahan pulling out of the movie earlier this year, citing ‘creative differences’ for his departure and leaving the bad boys in movie-making limbo.
The original films see Will as Mike Lowery and Martin as Marcus Burnett, who are not just detectives in the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department, but also best friends and – lest we forget – Bad Boys.
The first film sees the duo attempt to recover $100 million of seized Mafia heroin stolen from a police vault before their department gets shut down, while Bad Boys II see them investigating the flow of highly potent ecstasy into Miami. While the films were generally considered a flop with critics, they went on to make $270 million worldwide.
Should the movie go ahead, Smith, 48, and Lawrence, 51, will reprise their roles as drugs cops Lowery and Burnett. But, due to a number of factors including Smith’s hectic schedule, there’s an indefinite delay on the making of the film.
Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do? No seriously. Let us know.