Bad Boys for Life pulled from Sony schedule

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 August 2017
Will Smith

Will Smith

Bad Boys for Life', the follow up to the 1995 movie 'Bad Boys' and its 2003 sequel 'Bad Boys II', has been pulled from Sony's schedule

The third 'Bad Boys' movie has been pulled from Sony's schedule.

'Bad Boys for Life', the follow up to the 1995 movie 'Bad Boys' and its 2003 sequel 'Bad Boys II', was initially set for release on November 9, 2018, but Sony has now removed it from its upcoming schedule, leaving its future in doubt.

Earlier this year director Joe Carnahan pulled out of the movie, due to "creative differences", plunging the latest instalment of the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movies into crisis.

The original films starred Will as Mike Lowery, and Martin as Marcus Burnett, who are two pals and detectives in the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department.

The first film charts the duo's battle to recover $100 million of seized Mafia heroin stolen from a police vault before their department gets shut down.

'Bad Boys II' saw the duo investigating the flow of highly-potent ecstasy into the Miami, and although it wasn't received well by the critics, the film went on to make $270 million worldwide.

Smith, 48, and Lawrence, 51, will reprise their roles as drug cops Lowery and Burnett should the movie still go ahead.

The delay in getting the film to the big screen has been blamed on a number of issues, including Smith's hectic schedule.

Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the original two films, revealed in April last year, that the script was still being written.

Bad Boys for Life

  • 3 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Thomas Brag

Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are back, tracking down a mysterious assassin with the help of younger colleagues. The best film in the franchise so far, it’s full of the expected action but also develops the relationship between the leads. Great fun, and the most purely entertaining movie Smith has made in a while.

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