Jerry Bruckheimer Confirms ‘Bad Boys 3′ Talks

'Will Smith came up with a terrific idea for a screenplay,' producer reveals of plans for a third outing.

Between dangerous drug raids and explosive sieges on Guantánamo Bay, best friends and narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) have gone through more than a few action-packed ordeals together. But what are the odds of the two law-enforcement officials teaming up again for a third round of “Bad Boys” action?

In August, it was revealed that Peter Craig was working on a screenplay for “Bad Boys 3,” though the participation of the franchise’s key players, including stars Smith and Lawrence, was uncertain at the time. But according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the wheels are most definitely in motion.

“We’re talking about it,” Bruckheimer confirmed to MTV News when asked about development on “Bad Boys 3.” “Will Smith came up with a terrific idea for a screenplay, and we’ve been working on a script, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”

Bruckheimer added that a third “Bad Boys” would have to reunite co-stars Smith and Lawrence, saying: “Of course. They’re the guys. Will would love to do it, and I think Martin would too.”

As the developing screenplay is reportedly based on an idea from Smith, it’s a foregone conclusion that the Oscar-nominated actor is interested in reprising his role as Detective Lowery. And based on previous comments made by Lawrence, it sounds as if Detective Burnett is sharing his co-star’s enthusiasm.

“It’s real realistic,” he told MTV News last month about the possibility of returning for another “Bad Boys” movie . “We’re just waiting on Jerry Bruckheimer to let us know when it’s really real.”

According to Lawrence, director Michael Bay is also ready to return to the buddy-cop franchise. “He said he’s onboard too, so it’s real,” he said.

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