Bad Boys 3 coming to cinemas

Movie executives at Columbia Pictures have commissioned writer Peter Craig to begin work on a new screenplay for Bad Boys 3.

Although the project is still in its early stages, film bosses hope to entice Smith and Lawrence back to the series as Miami, Florida police detectives, bringing Transformers director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer back on board, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The original Bad Boys release hit cinemas in 1995, grossing a conservative $141 million (£94 million) worldwide, while Bad Boys 2, the sequel released eight years later (03), was a global box office smash, taking profits of $273 million (£182 million).