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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (BAD BOYS III) Director: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith & Doug Belgrad Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment/Jerry Bruckheimer Films Staring: Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Writers: Chris Bremner, Peter Craig & Joe Carnahan Release Date: MLK WEEKEND 1/17/2020 *In June 2008, Michael Bay stated that he may direct Bad Boys III, but that the greatest obstacle to the potential sequel would be the cost, as he and Will Smith demand some of the highest salaries in the film industry. *In August 2009, The Film Stage reported that Columbia Pictures has hired Peter Craig to write the script for Bad Boys III. *In a February 2011 appearance on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, Martin Lawrence confirmed that Bad Boys III was in the works. *In May 2012 On an Appearance on 106 and Park to promote "Men in Black III". Will Smith stated "Bad Boys III" was in development. *In June 2014, during the Monte Carlo Television Festival, Bruckheimer announced that Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim is currently working on the storyline for the sequel. *In July 2014, during an interview they asked if Bad Boys 3 is still happening, in which Bruckheimer replied, "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." *On August 13th, 2014, Martin Lawrence announced a third Bad Boys film on Conan. *On June 9th 2015, reports surface that Sony is courting director/writer Joe Carnahan to rewrite and possible Direct the film. Sony is fast tracking the sequel to start filming after Will Smith finishes "Suicide Squad". *On August 2015, Sony Annouces release dates for Bad Boys III for 2/17/17. They also annouced a 4th film for 7/3/19. *On October 8th 2015 Will Smith did an interview on Apple Beats One confirming "Bad Boys III" will be completed in 12-16 Months. Putting it in the timeframe of Sony's 2/17/17 release date. *On March 3rd 2016 Sony annouced that "Bad Boys III" release date was pushed back to 6/2/17. "Bad Boys IV" is still slotted for 4th of July Summer 2019 release. *On August 11th 2016 Sony pushed back "Bad Boys III" a 2nd time and has given it a new title "Bad Boys For Life". The New Release Date is MLK Weekend 2018 1/12/18. Both Will Smith and Martin are already signed on to reprise their roles. *On February 6th 2017 Sony announced another push back for "Bad Boys For Life". It will now be released 11/9/2018. "Bad Boys IV" release date has been put on hold until further notice. *On March 9th 2017, Joe Carnahan announces he will be leaving the project as Director due to scheduling issues with other projects he has on the table. Sony is currently in the process of looking for his replacement. *On January 30th, 2018, Sony is in talks to bring on Moroccan Directing Duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah on as Directors. A new Script is also in the works as well. Sony hopes production can go late Summer in August or Early September 2018 for a Summer 2019 Release. *On November 1st 2018, Will Smith posted a video on Social Media officially Confirming the film. The Video featured both Will Smith reuniting with Martin Lawrence to officially confirm the Film. Filming is Schedule to take place in "Miami" and "Atlanta" in Early 2019. Both "Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys II" take place in Miami. The post garnered attention and millions of views on Facebook and Instagram. "Bad Boy 3" also became a Top 10 Tending Topic Worldwide on Twitter and reached news outlets in various Countries. *On September 4th 2019, Will Smith Debut the first teaser Trailer on his Youtube page. It shot to the top of Youtube Trending Charts. #Badboysforlife hashtag was also a Worldwide Top 10 Trending Topic on Twitter showing interest in the long awaited sequel.