Michael Bay’s wildly popular Bad Boys franchise is back in the public’s consciousness, as word has gone around Tinsel Town of a new writer tasked with writing the third installment.
After Peter Craig hammered out the first Bad Boys 3 script in 2009, very little has been heard of it since. With new Sony boss Michael De Luca ready to jumpstart his reign within the company, the studio has shifted gears and begun early talks with Safe House writer David Guggenheim to work on a script that could draw principle stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith back to the fold.
Well, it may sound like 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 helm the picture, he’ll more than likely just stay on as a producer and leave the shot calling to another director.
Guggenheim’s Safe House credentials make him seem like a sure shot for a script that needs to channel both the comedic chemistry of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and the frenetic action created by Bay in the first two films.
We will keep you posted on what’s next with this picture, but our hope is that it makes some fast progress soon!