Sony Pictures‘ Bad Boys 3 is been given a new title and now it is called: Bad Boys for Life. It based on Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s characters’ famous motto, “We ride together, we die together, bad boys for life.”
Director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team and The Grey) will helm the film, and has in recent months posted several pre-viz shots from Bad Boys for Life.
Although Smith and Lawrence are expected to 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 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 and a worldwide gross of $273 million.
Jerry Bruckheimer is expected to return as a producer, with a screenplay by David Guggenheim. Sony also has Bad Boys 4 scheduled for July 3, 2019.
Bad Boys for Life will hit theaters on January 12, 2018.