Looks like Martin Lawrence and Will Smith will be reuniting for the long awaited, on-again-off-again Bad Boys sequel. After much back and forth, Sony Pictures are currently in talks with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to bring the action comedy back to life, as Jerry Bruckheimer, who also produced the original Bad Boys film over twenty years ago, will produce the flick.

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Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi
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The Moroccan-born duo made a name for themselves with Black, a Romeo & Juliet-type drama set in Belgium. They join the team after much drama with the movie, as it had it’s share of drama; former director Joe Carnahan pulled out of the movie early 2017, citing ‘creative differences.’ According to Metro, Sony then pulled the film from it’s schedule.

The original installation, directed by Michael Bay, debuted in 1995, as Smith and Lawrence played two Miami buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. Bad Boys II premiered in 2003, grossing over $270 million, despite negative critic reviews.

The third installation, tentatively titled, Bad Boys for Life, is scheduled for an August 2018 production.