Fans of Will Smith's Bad Boys film franchise have been given a fresh reason to celebrate after learning the long-awaited second sequel has a big name director attached.
Joe Carnahan, who has been in negotiations about Bad Boys III since last summer (16), has confirmed he'll be taking charge of the blockbuster.
Carnahan, the director of films like The A-Team, Narc and The Grey, has tweeted a photo believed to be a mocked-up still from the planned movie treatment and the caption, "...who is this man? ...and how bad is he? #BadBoys3".
The news comes just days after Smith made it clear he and Martin Lawrence are keen to return to the big screen as their cocky, larger-than-life police officer characters, Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
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Will Smith's Dreams Of Returning To The Bad Boys Film Franchise Are Finally Taking Shape - Moviemaker Joe Carnahan Is In Negotiations To Take Charge Of An Upcoming Third Instalment.
Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim had previously submitted a draft of the potential Bad Boys 3 film, but now Sony Pictures bosses are turning to The Grey's Carnahan to rework the script, with a view to directing, too, according to Deadline.com.
The developments emerge three years after Smith voiced his hopes of reuniting with Bad Boys co-star Martin Lawrence for a new adventure as Miami, Florida police detectives - but only if they had a good script.
He said, "I talked to Martin about that a couple of weeks ago. Martin is into it. (We've) got a couple of screenplays; the story's gotta (sic) be right."
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Filmmaker Joe Carnahan is adapting his 2002 crime drama Narc into a new Tv series.
Studio executives at Paramount Pictures have tapped Carnahan to write and direct a pilot for a small screen show based on the movie, which starred Ray Liotta and Jason Patric as police detectives trying to solve the murder of an undercover narcotics officer.
The project is one of a number of Tv adaptations Paramount bosses are working on - they are considering turning Jim Carrey's hit 1998 comedy The Truman Show into a series too, while they have also joined the Tv version of the Terminator action franchise, which is already in development.
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Jessica Alba has signed on to star in Joe Carnahan's 'Stretch' alongside Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson and Ed Helms.
The film - which will also star 'The Hangover Part III' actor Ed Helms and Brooklyn Decker - follows Wilson as a chauffeur whose billionaire client (Pine) makes a series of strange requests on his final night on the job, leading to dramatic consequences.
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The filmmaker insists Neeson was convincing as an oil driller stranded in Alaska because he's so rugged - unlike the clean-cut young stars who are often cast as action heroes.
Carnahan tells Collider, "I don't think it's crazy when you have a town now that has put so much premium on boys instead of men. And has put so many shirtless 17-year-olds in front of the camera and tried to pass off as a masculine form.
"I have nothing against the younger generations, but I feel when I look in their eyes, I don't see s**t, man. I don't see a life lived, I don't see experience, I don't see dirt under the nails, I don't see loss, tragedy, you name it.
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The weather conditions on the set of The Grey were so severe that Liam Neeson struggled to remember his lines and was continually fighting the onset of frostbite. According to The New York Post the actor has said that the harsh Canadian weather added a sense of desperation to his performance, which has been highly praised by reviewers: "In one scene, I remember someone saying, 'If we do another take, we run the risk of Liam getting the onset of frostbite.' There was such a desperation [in the performance] because there's a desperation in that moment, because he wanted to keep warm."
The Grey is based on a short story ('Ghost Walker') by Ian MACkenzie Jeffers, about a group of men who have to fight for survival in Alaska after their plane crashes and they are targeted by a pack of wolves. Neeson told reporters that the 'brain freeze' the actors suffered caused frustration for Joe Carnahan - the film's director - because he thought the actors simply hadn't learned their lines properly: "The function between the brain and the mouth to speak the words just wasn't working. We were all fumbling over lines.It was just hard to get that thought to make it work."
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Ottway (Neeson) works as a wolf-sniper for a petrol company in the far reaches of Alaska, but is struggling with thoughts of suicide because he misses his wife (Openshaw) so much. Then on a flight to Anchorage, the plane is hit by a severe storm and goes down in the middle of nowhere. There are a handful of survivors, and Ottway soon becomes the leader when they are menaced by howling, growling wolves. Knowing they'd be safer in the treeline, he leads five other men from one peril to another.
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Ottway is an oil driller. One day, his team is dispatched to Alaska for a few days. He says goodbye to his partner and makes his way to the airport. Just before they are due to land, though, the plane crashes and the oil drilling team end up stranded in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a snow storm.
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Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is a Vegas card sharp come gangster and former member of the La Cosa Nostra (LCN), one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States. In exchange for a vanishing act with Witness Protection, Israel (who is currently hiding out in the penthouse of The Nomad Casino in Lake Tahoe with his posse of bodyguards and hookers), has agreed to testify against his former mentor, Primo Sparazza, and the LCN.
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