Bad Boys 3 No Longer Has A Director

Joe Carnahan quits Bad Boys For Life due to "scheduling conflicts."


Bad Boys For Life has lost its director. The third movie in the hit action series was to be directed by The A-Team's Joe Carnahan, but it has now been reported that he has left the movie.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Carnahan's exit is due to "scheduling issues." The film had already moved release dates several times, most recently shifting to November 2018.

Carnahan himself took to Twitter to comment on his departure from the movie. "Scheduling conflicts happen all the time," he wrote. "Frank Grillo and I started [production company] WarParty and we're building our company. There's no other story."

EW states that Sony are actively looking for a new director, with three names under consideration.

Both Bad Boys For Life and Bad Boys 4 were announced by Sony in August 2015. At the time the former was given a February 2017 release, which subsequently moved back to early 2018. The movie is set to reunite stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Bad Boys 4 no longer appears on the studio's schedule.

Carnahan has plenty more projects in the works. Last month it was reported that he had been hired to write a script for an X-Force movie, and is also recently completed the screenplay for the Uncharted adaptation. In addition, he is in line to direct a remake of acclaimed Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid.

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