Sony Pictures Hires 'Safe House' Writer to Finally Script 'Bad Boys 3'

December 11, 2013

Bad Boys 3

Back in 2009, we got word that Sony Pictures was developing Bad Boys 3, a sequel to the Michael Bay action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Then in 2010, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, "It's a wish and a hope and a dream. We've been working on a screenplay, which is excellent. It's an idea Will gave us, so hopefully, it will come to fruition, we would love it to." But it's been three years and no dice. But now the project has life again as Deadline reports Sony, with producer Michael De Luca situated as production co-president, has hired Safe House scribe David Guggenheim to write Bad Boys 3 this time.

Bruckheimer is still back to produce (though he's situated firmly at Paramount Pictures with a new deal that includes more Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun), and the studio is hoping to get Smith and Lawrence back for the sequel, though no deals are in place. The sequel wouldn't work nearly as well without the stars, so hopefully they won't move forward without them. Guggenheim wrote a solid script for Safe House, and he's also been busy writing Puzzle Palace for McG and the recent draft of the developing video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Here's hoping Smith and Lawrence are game for the shit to get real again.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are Good Team. Hope the script was something worthy at least as good as Other Guys or Heat.

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 11, 2013


Hope it happens and it's good. Bad Boys is the shit...

Bl00dwerK on Dec 11, 2013


All the times Hollywood twists properties into long-running series and this one has trouble getting moving? You could write a million different scripts for buddy cop movies, you just need it to be funny and have great action.

OfficialJab on Dec 11, 2013


This is money! Still cant believe Bad Boys 2 is 10+ years old now...Makes me feel old....

cg on Dec 11, 2013


It's an idea Will gave us. An idea Will gave us. Will gave us. OH MY GAAAAAAWWWD!!!

Nielsen700 on Dec 11, 2013


Yeah I am kind of worried about it now when it mentioned "It's an idea Will gave us". The same Will which nearly drove Men in Black 3 into the ground with the script. I don't think Bay will be back since he would be busy with the next Transformers. Not sure where Martin Lawrence is he just disappeared off the radar.

Charlie Hard on Dec 11, 2013


That's funny, I just watched the first two back to back last week just because and wondered if they'd ever actually make a third. I hope it happens.

David Diaz on Dec 11, 2013


Screw this. Finish the script for the Safe House sequel.

Xerxexx on Dec 11, 2013


Watcha gon' do when they come for you?

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2013


Bad Boys 3! The search for more explosions! Bad Boys 3! Scrounging up enough money too buy more film careers! Bad Boys 3! Hey It Worked For Men In Black! Bad Boys 3! I am Sick Of BayFormers! Bad Boys 3! Could It Possibly Get Any Worse? Yes It Can!

Jimmy Love on Dec 11, 2013


I would love to see this ... I miss old school Will Smith ... ROC

cabo on Dec 11, 2013


If its not Michael Bay and Bruckheimer, count me out.

Such heroic nonsense on Dec 12, 2013

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