After more than a decade of false starts, you could be forgiven for thinking that Bad Boys 3 would never happen. Sony are rewarding our collective patience with their plans for not one, but two Bad Boys sequels due for release in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
Both Martin Lawrence and Will Smith have always been open to reprising their roles; director Michael Bay has been less keen on a return and he is unlikely to be involved beyond producing the two sequels. Rumour has it that The A-Team director Joe Carnahan could be the man for the job.
Sony is looking to change its run of bad luck by announcing a slate of forthcoming new movies. A total of 16 titles were revealed including a slight release date change of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven which now rides into cinemas late 2016. The reboot of Ghostbusters will now arrive a week ahead of schedule on July 15, 2016.
While we’re on the subject of reboots, the Jumanji remake now has the official release date of Christmas Day 2016. Home to a marvellous performance from Robin Williams, Joe Johnson’s Jumanji celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on December 15.
Now that the dust has settled on Ant-Man, former director Edgar Wright’s new project Baby Driver is due for a March 2017 release. The big screen adaptation of Uncharted shuffles to June 30, 2017, following the exit of director Seth Gordon, Sony are still looking for a replacement and a suitable leading man.
Ambitiously, the long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is scheduled for January 13, 2017. Nikolaj Arcel (The Millennium Trilogy) is attached to co-write and director, but I’m remaining sceptical until we see some on-set photos. For the full list of Sony’s forthcoming release head on over to Deadline.