Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a new title and release date for their long-in-development sequel, Bad Boys 3.

The film is now titled Bad Boys for Life, the title is a reference to Martin Lawrence (Marcus Burnett) and Will Smith (Mike Lowrey)’s famous motto: “We ride together, we die together, bad boys for life.”

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be reprising their roles in the sequel.

Joe Carnahan will write and direct the film with David Guggenheim working on screenplay. Jerry Bruckheimer is expected to return as a producer.

The project was announced with a February 2017 and it was subsequently moved to June 2, where it was going head to head with Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, but now the date has been pushed to 2018 to avoid box office competition with Wonder Woman.

Bad Boys (1995) grossed $65 million in North America and $75 million overseas with a worldwide total of $141 million and Bad Boys II (2003) grossed $138 million in North America and $134 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $273 million.

Production on Bad Boys for Life will begin in early 2017.

Bad Boys for Life will hit theaters on January 12, 2018.

 

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