Martin Lawrence Says BAD BOYS 3 Script Is Still in the Works

     August 14, 2014

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Michael Bay‘s Transformers movies are like a kid who’s trying not to swear.  He’s saying “shoot” and “fudge”, and we know there’s a little vulgarian aching to get out, but instead he sounds like an idiot.  Transformers films pay the bills, but the Bad Boys movies (especially Bad Boys II), feel like Bay’s true artistic expression.  The second film has bags of ecstasy being smuggled inside of a dead woman’s fake breasts.  Later, the heroes invade Cuba.  That’s how delightfully bonkers Bad Boys II is, and it makes me want to see if and how Bay could top himself when freed from the confines of a PG-13 rating.  Unhinged Michael Bay is the best Michael Bay.

There’s always been word of Bad Boys 3, but now it looks like it might be inching closer to reality.  Hit the jump for more.

bad-boys-martin-lawrence-will-smithWhen we interviewed producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Bad Boys 3 at the junket for Deliver Us from Evil in June, he told us:

Well, we’re working on an outline right now. Hopefully we’ll get a screenplay in the next three months. And that will become a movie I hope.

Back in April at WonderCon, Bruckheimer said:

“…we’re working on the script.  We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it.”

So when Martin Lawrence went on Conan last night and said:

“I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good.”

He was reiterating what we’ve heard before.  The truth is that we don’t know how far they are in the development process.  And even if they get a script they like, they have to see if they can get Will Smith to sign on.  Lawrence seems more than ready to come back, especially if you look at this in-no-way-desperate-sounding Facebook post:

I would love to see another Bad Boys film, and as Bruckheimer told us at WonderCon, the success of Ride Along may have reopened that door.  Bay also says he’s not coming back for Transformers 5, and assuming he stays true to his word, I would love for the director to return to his better franchise.

Here’s the video of Martin’s interview on Conan:

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