Joe Carnahan In Talks To Rewrite Script For And Direct Bad Boys 3. The director of films as as incredible as Narc (2002) and The Grey (2011) and films as mediocre and forgettable as Smokin’ Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010) is in early talks to rewrite David Guggenheim‘s script for Bad Boys III and possibly direct.
Bad Boys (1995) was one of my favourite action films of the 1990s. All of Michael Bay‘s kineticism was on display, but restrained and measured. This was before he got all that ‘Fuck You Money’ and retreated to chugging out plastic rollercoaster rides in the form of Transformers movies. The attitude of that movie was fun and in your face, it was a rated R buddy-cop film that was filled with incredible action scenes.
The pinnacle of this great aforementioned combination of creative output is strangely found in Bad Boys 2, for most. I was always a bit put off by Hot Fuzz‘s need to reference this sequel, and not the original, when describing a perfect action film. Surely, Edgar Wright is aware that Bad Boys 2 is overly long and not as immersive, character-wise.
In any case, Joe Carnahan would do great by taking this on. He’s a fantastic action director and has a fairly strong track-record. Let’s hope he gets a chance to rewrite and direct this, so we can finally stop wondering what happened to that third Bad Boys film.