David Guggenheim In Talks To Write Bad Boys 3

Sony approaches Safe House man

It’s been quite a few years since the Bad Boys franchise stuck its head around the door and into the gunfight and sent word that it might be returning. Then, the year was 2009 and the news was that shit could once more get real provided the right script could be hammered out. The job went to novelist Peter Craig, but very little has been heard of it since. Now Sony, under new boss Michael De Luca, appears ready to kick things up a gear. The studio is in early talks with Safe House writer David Guggenheim to work on a script that could draw everyone back.

Well, we say everyone, but according to Deadline’s story, director Michael Bay doesn’t appear to be involved just yet. If Bay really doesn’t return to direct, you know he’ll have plenty of notes as a producer, presumably along the lines of ‘More shiny cars here’, ‘Bigger explosion here’ or ‘More shiny cars exploding near girls in bikinis here’…

Guggenheim’s Safe House credentials make him seem a fair shout for a script that needs to channel both the comic chemistry of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (assuming they can be tempted back; Lawrence will likely be easier) and the mad action wrought by Bay in the first two films. Jerry Bruckheimer is also involved in this one, so we’ll see if it makes more progress this time.