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By TK Burton | Industry | August 31, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | August 31, 2009 |

Finally, some news we can have some fun with. Apparently, according to Slash Film, Columbia Pictures has hired Peter Craig (who is also writing the in-development live-action Cowboy Bebop movie) to write the screenplay for Bad Boys 3. Still up in the air are whether the key players will be able to return — Michael Bay is busy blowing up everything in the western hemisphere, Will Smith has turned into a super-gigantic mega star (and occasionally, unfortunately, trying to act), and Jerry Bruckheimer is just flat-out insane. Martin Lawrence, I’m assuming, has space in his schedule, because really, what else has the man done that’s worthwhile?

And don’t you dare mention Wild Hogs or Black Knight, or I’ma git to stabbin’.

Anyway, I’m an unabashed and unapologetic lover of the first Bad Boys, and the second, while a bloated, overblown pile of crazy, was still relatively entertaining. I can’t help it. It’s in no small part due to the pretty remarkable comedic timing and chemistry that Smith and Lawrence have on screen together. So I guess I’m not opposed to the idea. It’s not like the script even matters that much — just put a woman in trouble, get some drug-dealing-looking guys, and then let Smith and Martin goof off and shoot some shit. Throw in some pyrotechnics and Joe Pantaliano as their Captain, and I’d probably be satisfied. Oh, and for the love of God, give it an R rating.

What can I say? I’m easily amused.

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