It was revealed last month that Bad Boys 3 – titled Bad Boys For Life – hit a snag in the road when it was taken off the production schedule and pushed back to November 2018. Although the date had been pushed back, it’s now been reported that its director has left the project entirely.
The story comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who have sources who told them Joe Carnahan has either left the film over scheduling conflicts or the dreaded “creative differences”. Carnahan is a very busy man at the moment, developing an American remake of The Raid as well as joining X-Force and writing the Uncharted movie adaptation, and Bad Boys For Life star Will Smith has been linked to Disney’s Dumbo remake. But could it be creative differences?
When we spoke to Carnahan last year, the writer/director notes that Smith and co-star Martin Lawrence were reviewing the latest draft of Bad Boys For Life to re-write it. So there is a chance that these re-writes have caused some friction between the trio, but that is just speculation on our part.
Bad Boys For Life will see Smith and Lawrence reprise their roles from Bad Boys and Bad Boys 2 and is set for release in November 2018.