Joe Carnahan May End Up Writing & Directing 'Bad Boys 3' for Sony

June 9, 2015
Source: Deadline

Joe Carnahan

Well this is big news for Joe Carnahan. Word from Deadline is that Joe Carnahan, who last directed the film Stretch, is looking at taking over Bad Boys 3 in development at Sony Pictures. They say that Carnahan is "in early talks to do a quick pass to possibly direct". That means that he's going to revise the script, and maybe direct, Bad Boys 3 next for the studio. The first two Bad Boys movies starring Will Smith & Martin Lawrence were directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, when this group was actually delivering great action movies. We're been hearing about a Bad Boys 3 for a while, with Lawrence saying it's close to happening as of late last year. This might be the final piece of the puzzle, with things moving fast.

The original Bad Boys first hit in 1995, and 2003, eight years apart. And they're actually awesome action movies, better than expected. By the time this comes out it might end up being 14 years since the last one, so they better figure out something unique with the characters, especially if they're bringing back Will Smith & Martin Lawrence. Speaking of, the report adds that "this is all moving quickly as the studio wants to have the movie for Will Smith to consider as his next slot after Suicide Squad." Joe Carnahan is actually the perfect choice if they can't get Michael Bay, as he has action experience with The A-Team and Smokin' Aces. If you haven't seen his latest, Stretch, it's on Netflix here. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this sequel.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Oh! Yes please! He could do a Bay homage quite well, I think.

DAVIDPD on Jun 10, 2015


This is going to be awful. Like, barrel rolls in a CG helicopter awful.

txJM on Jun 10, 2015


Joe is a better director if you ask me.

Jon Odishaw on Jun 10, 2015


Hey cool a future flop.

Brian Sleider on Jun 10, 2015


we're been hearing.. did this joe guy ever deliver a "great action movie"?

dr pepper on Jun 10, 2015


it seems kind of questionable to be calling a couple of guys pushing 50 - "bad boys".

dan on Jun 10, 2015


With Carnahan involved, I might actually be interested in this. Dug the first one, but couldn't even finish the second.

grimjob on Jun 10, 2015


The second one is one of the most entertaining popcorn flicks ever.

ragethorn on Jun 11, 2015


Couldn't get into it.

grimjob on Jun 11, 2015

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