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A TV Sequel To 'Bad Boys' Could Be On The Way Starring Gabrielle Union

James Dawson

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A TV Sequel To 'Bad Boys' Could Be On The Way Starring Gabrielle Union

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

A TV spinoff of 1995 buddy copy film Bad Boys is apparently in the works, with Gabrielle Union playing her character Special Agent Sydney 'Syd' Burnett from the 2003 sequel.

Although it's yet to be officially confirmed, according to Deadline, the project is being pitched to TV networks and, considering the movie's enduring popularity, is likely to be picked up soon.

Credit: Columbia Pictures

It will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad, who also did the movies, with Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnie taking care of writing for the pilot.

It comes after Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reportedly signed a contract to do two more Bad Boys films last year.

The last time the pair appeared at detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey was back in 2003, but there have been many rumours since then that a third film will be coming our way.

Credit: Columbia Pictures

Finally, we know that Bad Boys For Life, or Bad Boys III to keep it simple, will reportedly be released in January 2018, but it will also be followed by a fourth film in May 2019, according to Variety.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's show in 2016, Lawrence said: "We're looking towards maybe, you know, March or so, hopefully. If we can get everybody together at the same time. I don't think there's a holdout, it's just a matter of getting the script right and everything and just doing it at the right time."

Although there's been radio silence for much of this year, putting doubt over those claims.

Will Smith has been working on a slightly more serious cop movie for Netflix titled Bright.

Credit: Netflix

The story invokes a future Los Angeles where orcs and magic are commonplace - Smith plays an LAPD cop who is partnered with the first ever orc to join the force, portrayed by Aussie actor Joel Egerton.

There are heavy overtones of racial tension - between the orcs and the rest of society - but based on the trailer, that takes a backseat to the wisecracking, foul-mouthed Smith and his buddy cop relationship with Egerton.

Noomie Rapace, the star of the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, co-stars, as does Girl on the Train actor Edgar Ramirez and Kenneth Choi, most famous for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film, News, Bad Boys, Sequel, Will Smith

James Dawson
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