Hollywood loves to recycle stories and films and we have seen that time and time again with major blockbuster films. One of the bigger and more popular blockbusters of the last few decades is Bad Boys, which was part of Will Smith’s rise to fame as a major Hollywood star and spawned a sequel in 2003.
But fans have been clamoring for a third film, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer has explained why the film has been constantly put on the back burner despite lots of folks wanting to make it.
It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’ And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we’re working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it.
It’s a bit ironic that Smith is too busy for one of the films that made him a star, but even someone like Will Smith isn’t readily willing to go back to the well just for the sake of doing so. We can say that he’s ‘busy’ but we all know why he isn’t doing Bad Boys and it has nothing to do with a busy schedule.