Joe Carnahan has directed films like the A-Team, the Grey, and NARC but now he is being sought after by Sony to write and direct Bad Boys 3.
Via Yahoo Movies,
Carnahan is expected to rewrite the script by David Guggenheim with an eye towards directing the action sequel, for which Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are being sought to return, according to insiders.
My guess is that the script wasn’t good enough to entice Martin Lawrence and Will Smith to sign on and if Bad Boys 3 still hasn’t signed the stars to return then they need to fix that pronto. I really can’t see this film working without both of those guys so they better hope that Carnahan can make some magic happen. The original Bad Boys was a fun film and Bad Boys 2 was as well, even though both had a lot of flaws. A third film needs to follow that same formula and they should be fine, as long a Martin Lawrence and Will Smith haven’t lost that chemistry they had with each other.