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David Guggenheim In Talks To Write Bad Boys 3
Sony approaches Safe House man

11 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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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.


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RE: I'm in!
Loved the first film did not care that much for Bad Boys II. Hope that IF they make a Bad Boys III it's more like the first. However I really hated Safe House. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 14:51 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

I'm in!
Bad Boys is up there with Lethal Weapon for action-comedy buddy pictures. 2 was let down by abusive levels of frame-fucking and a patchy plot, which is a shame because if they spent more time on the writing then all they would need is Smith, Lawrence and a camera. Fingers crossed for a plot I care about on the next one. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:47 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Cynical?
Why is it when Will Smith has a flop he always returns to his safe properties - Bad Boys 3, Independence Day 2? He was yammering on about Bad Boys 3 just before After Earth due to the fact the sharks were surrounding that corpse. He did the exact same thing after Wild, Wild West! He managed to regain box office respectablity with Bad Boys 2 but the will film was really bad! Will an audience be daft enough to return for 3rd outing? Probably! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 11:28 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post


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