The third sequel to Sony Picture’s franchise, Bad Boys, will star Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
A report by Variety points to plans by the film company to kick off production of the movie in 2019.
The movie will be coming 15 years after the second sequel.
Variety further reports that the commencement of production of Bad Boys III in 2019 is to enable the third sequel to be in movie theaters by Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2020.
Will Smith reportedly down for Bad Boys III
Already, Will smithis reportedly on board to play his role in the third sequel.
Smith had played the role of Detective Mike Lowrey in the first and second sequel of the movie.
Meanwhile, Martin Lawrence is reportedly yet to come to terms. Martins played the role, Marcus Burnett.
Sony Pictures keeps mum on Bad Boys III
Sony Pictures is yet to release an official statement on the reported plans to kick off production on Bad Boys III.
The film company reportedly declined to comment on specifics related to negotiations or even address the possibility that the cameras will soon be rolling on another installment in the series.
However, Columbia Pictures president, Sanford Panitch hinted that ‘if the film company is going to make another ‘Bad Boys’ after 15 years, it’s got to be next-level great.’
Reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two of Miami PD’s most infamous officers has taken years to pull off with the first sequel released in 1995 and grossing $141.4 million in the box office.
The second sequel which was released in 2003, eight years after the first sequel, was a huge commercial success grossing $273 million worldwide.