Unleash The Fanboy forwarded the latest news via Twitter that writer and director Gareth Evans annouced his latest endorsement for martial arts action superstar star Scott Adkins for the villain role in the forthcoming production of Bad Boys 3. The tweet from the famed helmer of Indonesian action vehicle Merantau, The Raid: Redemption and the upcoming Sundance premiere of The Raid 2: Berandal came just after it was announced at Deadline on Monday night that Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim was added to provide the screenplay for the third installation of the Bad Boys trilogy which began in 1995 with actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and director Michael Bay.
Best known for his spectacular feats in martial arts action over the years since fully launching his career in Hong Kong, Adkins has become one of the most highly fan-demanded actors of today’s generation of action fans, working with numerous and notable filmmakers and stars like Yuen Woo-Ping, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Isaac Florentine and John Hyams, with appearances in Hollywood action flicks like The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Expendables 2. Furthermore, his stardom is largely celebrated by fans throughout the film festival circuit worldwide with roles in recent hits like Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning, Green Street 3 and the forthcoming December 17th and 31st iTunes and DVD/Blu-Ray release of Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear, lending a major show of support from Adkins’ fans for roles in bigger budget mainstream films like Batman Vs. Superman and Fast And Furious 7.
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