“We ride together, we die together… Bad Boys for life.”
Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are about to get back to business, as Martin Lawrence recently signed on for Bad Boys 3 (official title: Bad Boys For Life) alongside his old co-star Will Smith.
The fast-talking duo were last seen working with one another in Michael Bay’s Bad Boys sequel, which hit theaters in 2003. It’s been a long time coming then, but the studio is finally moving ahead with the threequel and Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will both be calling the shots from behind the lens, after the creative pair replaced Joe Carnahan in the director’s chair(s).
Suffice it to say, it’s been a fairly long journey for Bad Boys For Life so far, but now that production’s on the verge of kicking off, we have our first look at Smith back in his iconic role. Seen below is a camera test video which depicts the actor getting back into the groove, and though this isn’t quite as good as an official still or proper footage, it’s certainly exciting to see that the project is finally roaring to life after being stuck in development hell for so long.
From what we understand, Bad Boys For Life will begin at a time when Lowrey and Burnett are no longer partners – one’s still in the Miami narcotics department, while the other is trying to make it as a private investigator. But as fate would have it, Lawrence and Smith’s lawless lawmen find themselves having to bury the hatchet after the sins from the past come back to haunt them.
For more, here’s the plot synopsis that surfaced the other week, which paints a better picture of what you can expect:
The new installment centers on the Miami PD and its elite AMMO team’s attempt to take down Armando Armas (Scipio), head of a drug cartel. Armando is a cold-blooded killer with a vicious, taunting nature. He is committed to the work of the cartel and is dispatched by his mother to kill Mike (Smith).
Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when Bad Boys For Life finally hits cinemas on January 17th, 2020? We’ll leave that one to you…