Joe Carnahan has been hired by Jerry Bruckheimer to be the writer and director of Bad Boy 3. Bruckheimer has been working a long time to get this project off the ground.
Productions will most likely start for this sequel after Will Smith has finished doing Suicide Squad for Warner Brothers. They will also have to wait for the script that was originally written by David Guggenheim (Safe House) to be rewritten by Paul Mathieson.
If Carnahan does get the directing and writing gig for this sequel, he is going to be very busy. He has at least two Transformers films in his future. Cannahan is also working on the Teeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. He might only be attached as a producer for the Turtles 2 films.
Carnahan has done some television work. He has done State of Affairs and The Blacklist. His TV work have unique points of view that could bring something different to the silver screen.