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Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
This shit just got real. Again.

31 August 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Get Ready For Bad Boys 3

Bad Boys 2 may have been the sequel that nobody asked for, but we bought it anyway and it took a reported $273m worldwide. Its stars (well, Will Smith and Michael Bay) have risen astronomically in the years since the 1995 original, but The Hollywood Reporter says this morning that "all parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out".

Enter Peter Craig, who's knocking out the script as we speak. An established author of "darkly comic novels", and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop under the tutelage of Tobias Wolff (thanks Wikipedia!), he's recently been working on the screenplay for Cowboy Bebop, adapted from the anime and set to star Keanu Reeves as Spike.

Bad Boys was solid but unremarkable. Bad Boys 2 was an absurdly overblown, late-coming surprise follow-up, which mixed the good (it's sporadically funny and has a freeway car chase which knocks a similar scene in its immediate contemporary The Matrix: Reloaded into a cocked hat), the bad (it was two and half bloody hours long) and the ugly (another, supremely bad-taste chase in which morgue-corpses are strewn all over the road). It was so ridiculous that it was a key inspirational source for Hot Fuzz.

So what do we think? Is there any way that Smith and Bay will actually turn out for this? And do we want them to? Was Bad Boys 2 fun enough to warrant more, or have we had enough already? Over to you...


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We need Bad Boy's 3. One and two were excellent Bring it on Too bloody long waiting More

Posted by JackS1351 at 17:50 on 09 August 2010 | Report This Post

Oh great, Pigz In Da Hood pt 3. " You under arrest fo real Bitch" More

Posted by iconzero at 23:48 on 04 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
..............You are a twat. Nuff saidrm, why is that? You do realise he's actually right don't you?! More

Posted by evildave69 at 22:33 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

YES! The thing about the bad boys series is, its one of those films where you can just sit back and enjoy without actually having to think too much or actually at all. Great action and comedy scenes, just like Bay's transformers series. More

Posted by ydde21 at 15:01 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

Shite
This is such a bad idea I'm not even going to comment on it. Wait a minute... More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 13:58 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

as long as....
i found Bad Boys 2 to be pointless, but stupidly fun rubbish, i would whole heartedly welcome another one, on 2 conditions: 1: the original cast comes back. and 2: they dont try make it all family friendly by making it a PG-13, and cutting out all the violence and swearing. would be fucking pointless if they did that! More

Posted by gordon_m_b at 23:25 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
This summer's been lacking a hard-ass, funny as shit action thriller like should definitely make this -- it can't be worse than mers 2 More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 22:46 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bad Boys - Great. Bad Boys 2 - Shit Bad Boys 3 - Unnecessary (unless Tea Leoni & Megan Fox are in it!!) More

Posted by eddieryan at 22:18 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
I like the Bad Boys films, they're good fun. What I don't like is Michael Bay's insistence on over-saturating every shot and tweaking the contrast to its absolute limit. It works for a cheap music video but stretch that to two hours plus (hello Bad Boys 2) and you've got yourself a headache. More

Posted by Alistair at 21:13 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

If they do I hope that they get the hang of editing as the last one was at least an hour too long (also ignoring the rip off scenes from Police Story). This also has the abomination of Martin Lawrence so is not a good thing. More

Posted by sanchia at 20:16 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Marwood..............You are a twat. Nuff said More

Posted by ridleyfan1 at 20:05 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
L: Scott_ We all know Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be Spike Spiegel anyway... erfect choice. The right build, the right age, the right look, lots and lots of talent. More

Posted by Kazuya at 19:55 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

AWESOME
I would definitely go see Bad Boys 3, love the first 2. Need more movies like this, popcorn munching blast-a-thons!!!! More

Posted by Gordy at 19:53 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I know, I know...
Oh good, another 2 and a half hours of bad jokes, casual racism, random explosions and continuing to help Martin Lawrence think he's funny and bad-ass. Thank you Bay, another opus in the pipeline. More

Posted by Marwood at 19:32 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I know, I know...
It's probably been said already but... "Awww, HEYL yeah!" More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 19:12 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Where's Men In Black III ? More

Posted by Obi-Wan at 18:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

yes.!!!!
dont forget IMAX More

Posted by vagos1268 at 18:21 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Wait...
You Aint Seen Bad Boys 2? More

Posted by niallc15 at 17:41 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I say bring it on! Bad boys was great film, and even though the second was a bit of an epic, it still was pretty good. and plus, Will Smith does best in these kind of roles and his chemistry with Martin Lawrence is good enuf for a threequel More

Posted by tejrai at 17:34 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

"Watcha gonna do when they come for you"
I liked the first Bad Boys - good chemistry between Smith and Laurence and some good action from the Bayster, before he went all pervy and ego-maniacal loopy (he's definitley insane). The second is, as you say Owen/Empire, over-blown garbage. 'Whoa, lets get some cheap laughs by having Will and Martin dress up in Klu Klux Klan costumes and have a car chase involving throwing dead bodies out of a van. Genius.' But if done right Bad Boys still have legs on it and I would love to see a third one. More

Posted by Taz69 at 15:54 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I like Bad Boys 2. Stuff blows up, people are having fun, cars get smashed...that's what they invented film for. :) More

Posted by Bluehawk at 15:51 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
We all know Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be Spike Spiegel anyway... More

Posted by Scott_ at 15:16 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
L: Deviation L: Kazuya L: Deviation L: Kazuya Being reminded of the possibility of eeves as Spike from Cowboy Bebop made me throw up, but anyway, Bad Boys 3, sure, I'll watch it. Give me that over this any day. At least Cowboy Bepop had style. I love Cowboy Bebop, as I said, it was the reminder that Reeves could possibly play the lead in a live-action adaptation that bugged me. e a live action would be that necessary anyway already had a very good film anyway. g of w More

Posted by Kazuya at 14:06 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
L: Kazuya L: Deviation L: Kazuya Being reminded of the possibility of eeves as Spike from Cowboy Bebop made me throw up, but anyway, Bad Boys 3, sure, I'll watch it. Give me that over this any day. At least Cowboy Bepop had style. I love Cowboy Bebop, as I said, it was the reminder that Reeves could possibly play the lead in a live-action adaptation that bugged me. sp; Not sure a live action would be that necessary anyway. We already had a very good film anyway. Speakin More

Posted by Deviation at 13:59 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
L: Deviation L: Kazuya Being reminded of the possibility of eeves as Spike from Cowboy Bebop made me throw up, but anyway, Bad Boys 3, sure, I'll watch it. Give me that over this any day. At least Cowboy Bepop had style. sp; I love Cowboy Bebop, as I said, it was the reminder that Reeves could possibly play the lead in a live-action adaptation that bugged me. More

Posted by Kazuya at 13:51 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Yes please! Bad Boys is the best fit for Bay - violent, crude, awesome. And a lot less CGI getting in the way of cars and explosions. More

Posted by bombstalker at 13:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
L: Kazuya Being reminded of the possibility of eeves as Spike from Cowboy Bebop made me throw up, but anyway, Bad Boys 3, sure, I'll watch it. sp; Give me that over this any day. At least Cowboy Bepop had style. More

Posted by Deviation at 13:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

First one was good. Second one was shit. Make it like the former and I'll buy it. More

Posted by The Jackal at 12:54 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Fucking awesome
I know most of you are going to look down your nose at either this idea/Michael Bay/Will Smith/Martin Lawrence or all of the above but I for one can't wait, Bad Boys is pure escapism so as long as they continue in that vein i'm game. More

Posted by bburdett at 12:36 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Make the bad man stop, and I don't mean Micheal Bay, although he does need to stop doing sequels, and I don't mean Will Smith who's slowly putting the nails in his own coffin. I mean Martin Lawrence. That guy is a complete waste of time and whenever they do a Bad Boys he instantly follows it up with a barrage of absolutely appalling 'comedies'. Just stop encouraging him! More

Posted by evildave69 at 12:17 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: it might just work....
I really liked Bad Boys but didn't manage to get through Bad Boys 2 (although I will try and give it another shot one day - just for Gabrielle Union). I'd rather see Bay do another Transformers. If he's gonna have one trilogy in his career let it be Transformers. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:14 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

it might just work....
if any other blackman other than martin lawrence is in it instead More

Posted by natman_begins at 11:54 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

awesome
fuckin' loved the second one, compare it to Transformers 2 (a piece of shit) and I know which I'd prefer another sequel to. More

Posted by tysmuse at 11:41 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bay is only as good as his producer.
No surprise after the appearance of Bays creation The Twins in Transformers 2 aka Smith and Lawrence in disguise. Bad Boys 1 was just ok, the sequel was rubbish. Bay is only any good when his producer is actively involved, as with Sean Connery with the Rock and Spielberg with Transformers 1 (his finger prints are all over the first film but he clearly was too busy with Tintin for the sequel and just left his name attached to pull in the punters). When left to his own devices his films blow! This More

Posted by Blyman at 11:24 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
p; Best. News. Ever. More

Posted by Scott_ at 11:12 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
L: jeffamania what the hell....bring it on!!! Just dont expect me to pay to see it in the cinema....straight to download for me sp; More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

what the hell....bring it on!!! Just dont expect me to pay to see it in the cinema....straight to download for me More

Posted by jeffamania at 10:42 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bad Boys and Bad Boys II are probably Bay's best films. They're completely over-the-top but at least don't pretend to be anything more than what they are. More

Posted by AgentCool at 10:27 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bad Boys
The First one was good however it hasn't aged well, The Second one was ridiciulolius and a completely shit. So I do not have high hopes for the 3rd one. Unless they make it more gritty and realistic ala Miami Vice (Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx) and less Miami Vice ala Don Johnson. Benj 01 More

Posted by benj 01 at 10:24 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Right next to the mine!
Just wanna see some Classic Bayhem that runs under 2 hours and has Will Smith saying 'Now that's what I'm talkin' about!', that would make me happy. Nothing like Bad Boys 2 which was a big bag of wank! More

Posted by littlechris at 10:12 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Get Ready For Bad Boys 3
Being reminded of the possibility of Keanu Reeves as Spike from Cowboy Bebop almost made me throw up, but anyway, Bad Boys 3, sure, I'll watch it. More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:10 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Gabriel I'd be up for another Bad Boys, but on the condition they make Martin Laurence less annoying. Possible taking the Wolverine:Origins route and sewing his mouth shut maybe? sp; While we are at it maybe they could tone down Will Smith's smug factor, we get it women get wet just standing next to him!  More

Posted by TheSpleen at 10:08 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I'd be up for another Bad Boys, but on the condition they make Martin Laurence less annoying. Possible taking the Wolverine:Origins route and sewing his mouth shut maybe? More

Posted by Gabriel at 09:23 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

make it like part 1
if they make it anything close to part one with the seriousness and funny comments then ill be happy.. the problem with part 2 was that it actully was a stupid comedy that tried to hard to be funny, with every attempted funny line was the equivalent of a violin string painfully snapping in half More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 09:18 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Okay, so Empire say that Bad Boys was solid but unremarkable. Hmmm well in my opinion it was a 90's classic. It did warrant its sequel, and was just as good, if a bit over long... A third installment would be great, but prefferably not as long as the second. A chance to see Smith & Lawrence on the big screen again would be a joy! So bring it the f**k along! More

Posted by Samuelpoet at 09:16 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

make it like part 1
if they make it anything close to part one with the seriousness and funny comments then ill be happy.. the problem with part 2 was that it actully was a stupid comedy that tried to hard to be funny, with every attempted funny line was the equivalent of a violin string painfully snapping in half More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 09:05 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The truth about sequels
Fucking YES!! I'll buy that for a dollar! More

Posted by DazDaMan at 08:50 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

The truth about sequels
love em or hate em...we'll watch anyway. I for one will see Smith in anything...and i'm sure it'll have at least 5 funny 1-liners! More

Posted by Snoopish at 08:38 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I loved Bad Boys II, it was just so stupid and overblown (and with some truly fantastic lines) that i enjoyed every single moment of it. They should only make a third though if Smith/Lawrence/Bay return. More

Posted by D.J at 08:25 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Original thought.
Hollywood wouldn't know what to do with one if it sat on their collective faces and farted Yankee Doodle Dandy. I'll probably still watch it though... More

Posted by bradthunder at 07:57 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

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