Martin Lawrence has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 has a script in the works and "all looks good" for the sequel to finally make it to cinemas.
Bad Boys I and II are really the only choices on any transatlantic flight, such are their re-watchability and high frequency of explosions, and now the action series is to get a new instalment.
Quizzed on whether the long-gestating third film will happen on Conan, Lawrence replied: "I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good."
The news comes after Lawrence called for a reunion with co-star Will Smith on Facebook, writing in July: "11 years ago today, Bad Boys II was released in theaters. Feelin’ it’s about time for number 3… what do you think Will Smith?"
Bad Boys III has yet to be greenlit, but it looks like the stars have finally aligned after numerous scheduling problems.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said back in April:
"It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’
"And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we’re working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it."
Smith will hopefully be able to squeeze in a reprisal of his role of Detective Mike Lowrey, though he does have two other films lined up, Hancock 2 and The American Can.