Bad Boys 3 director Joe Carnahan shares pre-viz of an action scene
Sony Pictures’ long-in-development Bad Boys 3 seems to be picking up steam this week, first with Will Smith telling BBC 1 that he recently reunited with co-star Martin Lawrence for a friendly meeting, and now The A-Team and The Grey director Joe Carnahan (taking the reigns from Michael Bay) has posted two new images of action scene pre-viz on his Twitter feed. Check out the pics in the gallery below! UPDATED with a third image titled “Duel on the 836,” which is locally known in Florida as the Dolphin Expressway.
The scene, which takes place at night on a bridge in what we assume is Miami, offers the kind of bombastic explosions the series is famous for, and also looks to put Detective Mike Lowrey (Smith) in the middle of a motorcycle chase with a bad guy. Fathy Hassan (Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) is the current visual effects supervisor on the threequel, and presumably this sequence.
“I saw Martin a few weeks ago,” Smith told BBC 1 (via The Verge). “I haven’t seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged. In that moment, we knew we were making another ‘Bad Boys.’ We’re definitely doing another one.”
Although Smith and Lawrence may return, Sony had originally hoped to fast track the project to be the next movie for Smith after he’d finished with Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, but the actor has moved on to the drama Collateral Beauty.
The original Bad Boys was released in 1995 and it grossed a relatively tame $65 million, but by the time Smith and Bay returned with Bad Boys II in 2003, they both were big enough names for a $46.5 million domestic opening (not bad for an R-rated film at that time) and a worldwide gross of $273 million.
Jerry Bruckheimer is expected to return as a producer, with a screenplay by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Sony currently has Bad Boys 3 dated for February 17, 2017, with Bad Boys 4 (which we hope is called “Bad Boys 4 Life”) scheduled for July 3, 2019, although as with other ambitious sequels planned as two films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Independence Day: Resurgence, the two Bad Boys sequels may be folded into one before all is said and done.[Gallery not found]