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Old 10-27-17, 02:03 PM
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Lethal Weapon 5 -- News, Rumors etc.

http://deadline.com/2017/10/lethal-w...os-1202196260/

EXCLUSIVE: It looks like the band just might back together. Deadline hears that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. In the scenario weve heard Donner would direct and Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script. There are many moving parts, but weve heard that all are on board and exploring another film. It would move forward, of course, at Warner Bros., the studio that has brought audiences four in the franchise. The buddy action comedy was a major hit for the studio under the Bob Daly, Terry Semel regime when it first launched in 1987 and together the four have pulled in $955.2M worldwide. The last one was released in 1998. The film also spawned a TV series as well.

The Lethal Weapon film franchise followed an LAPD homcide cop (Glover) who is partnered with another cop who was transferred over from the narc squad (Gibson). They are reluctantly paired with very different ideas of policing and have an ongoing feud until the must rely on each other for their lives.
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Re: Lethal Weapon 5 -- News, Rumors etc.

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Re: Lethal Weapon 5 -- News, Rumors etc.

We posted it at the exact same time.

Mods, please feel free to delete one of them. It's the same news.
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re: Lethal Weapon 5 (D: Mel Gibson)

Oh wow, didn't realize there was already a thread from 11 years ago.

I'm surprised Richard Donner would be interested in doing this. He's 87 and hasn't worked in well over a decade.
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I'll be there.

But there's really no other option than to have younger cops incorporated in. Murtaugh (for a lack of a better term) is too old for this shit. He wouldn't be a cop anymore.

I wonder if Chris Rock would come back.
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re: Lethal Weapon 5 (D: Mel Gibson)

Also, back in the 1st movie in 1987, Roger Murtaugh was celebrating his 50th birthday.

The writers probably aren't paying that close attention to details, but his character would be past 80 if they stuck to that math. Glover is 71 though.

If this gets made, I guess they would be pulling Riggs and Murtaugh out of retirement.
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or busting a cartel based out of a retirement home...

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If they can do it - sure. The idea of working-class retirement being unobtainable could be a theme. They're might need to incorporate younger people for the active action sequences. Riggs and Murtaugh can still shoot a gun or whatever. But it might be like a bad joke having them chasing and fighting criminals.
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i don't believe it till i see a trailer
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Rigg's wife (Rene Russo) had a kid at the end of 4, so I would be down to see the proud parents dealing with their kid being part of the LAPD. Even if the script for this is a been there done that type story if put together competently a by the numbers Lethal Weapon film could be fun. Also, I would hope they would let the Lethal Weapon show remain in its own universe (assuming the show is still on the air 2-3 years from now, knock on wood).

This could work, get the old gang and squad back together while bringing in a bunch of new faces...I hope this happens, as it is a fave franchise that I watch fairly frequently (as they pop up on cable I hit record on my tivo).
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I watch fairly frequently (as they pop up on cable I hit record on my tivo).
Dude... $9.96 for all 4
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I like the films but feel like its about ten years too late honestly. Still would probably see it if its made though.
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If only to do what they were supposed to in LW2... and kill off Riggs.
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I would see it day one. LOVE this series.
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i'm getting too old for this shit...
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Everybody loves a comeback. In the right hands, this could really work. And would absolutely go see it.
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Believe it or not, but we're pushing twenty years since we last saw Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) in LETHAL WEAPON 4. Since the release of that film, rumblings of a fifth installment have popped up now and again, but it always seemed quite unlikely. At long last, Murtaugh and Riggs truly were too old for this shit. However, just last week there were rumours that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner were exploring the option of doing a fifth film at Warner Bros., and during an appearance on Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast, Donner confirmed that not only is the project in the works, but that it's "inches away from getting the go-ahead" to do LETHAL WEAPON 5.

"It's a story I came up with Channing Gibson, the writer who wrote [Lethal Weapon] 4, and I'm just having to work it out with the studio. If everybody steps up and we all get together, we'll make it. Mel and Danny are on board. If they don't... if it doesn't work out, at least we tried. But there's a good... a better chance that you will see the movie."
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^ That's not a good sign. They were writing LW4 on the fly, changing things as they went along during filming.
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This is a two-week old article. I'm not familiar with Moviehole. Pesci coming back is suspicious to me. We'll see...

The heart rate of the on-again off-again on-again ”Lethal Weapon” fifthquel (my grade-5 teacher would choke me for that one) has seemingly spiked over the past few weeks.

After WonderCon tonight, I had the chance to play catch up over Skype with a pal who works in location management on various series, including FOX’s small-screen incarnation. While he’s mostly in-the-know on the TV adaptation of the ’80s movie series, he has heard some very positive rumblings on the movie series. The FOX series recently concluded it’s third season run, and with ratings significantly down, online scuttlebutt suggested that would be it – but apparently it’s showing signs of life (“I don’t think its done“, said my contact. “As long as Wayans was in for more, they are. The net loves DW. Likely will be limited though”) as is the next film instalment.

“Gibson, Glover, Pesci doing that. Script is super solid I heard. may shoot this year. Doubt there will be overlap with TV“.

So, “Lethal Weapon 5” not only with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover but the formerly-retired Joe Pesci (who makes a return to the screen for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”) is apparently in very good shape and will is inching before the cameras AT LONG LAST.

Being on the TV side of things, and likely not involved in the movie, there’s not much more that he knows – but it’s the first we’ve heard that they’ve finally cracked that script. Everyone from Shane Black to Channing Gibson has had a stab at it, but those previous drafts mustn’t have pleased with the committee.

The “super solid” script is likely the one director Richard Donner referred to in an interview with Movies in Focus late last year.

“I’m in the process of getting the fifth and final one written. I’ve hired a writer to deliver me a draft – as we speak.”

Donner said Gibson and Glover were “chafing at the bit” to do the movie, and Warner Bros were as equally as excited about relaunching the film series.

Our friend suggests the announcement is just around the corner on both the film and series.Be stupendous if Warner Bros announced the film at Comic-Con, towing the leads out on the Hall H stage to do the honors.
https://moviehole.net/exclusive-leth...cement-coming/
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This is a two-week old article. I'm not familiar with Moviehole.
I think Moviehole was sitting behind me when I saw "Shazam!"....
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Lethal Weapon 5: The Search for Froggy
Lol but ugh, 4 was such a horrible movie.
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I don't think it's going to happen. Donner hasn't talked about it in a while, and I'd think Warners is wary about putting big $$$ behind a Mel Gibson vehicle. I'd love to see it, but I'll be shocked if it ever happens. I mean, they wouldn't even do Goonies 2...they're going to do Lethal 5?
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With every franchise you ever loved coming back, from THE MATRIX to BAD BOYS, prepare yourself to ride along with Riggs and Murtaugh one more time as producer Dan Lin has stated that development is progressing on LETHAL WEAPON 5!

In a recent roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter, Lin was speaking regarding THE TWO POPES when he dropped this tasy nugget about the beloved buddy cop franchise.

"We’re trying to make the last Lethal Weapon movie. And Dick Donner’s coming back," said Lin. "The original cast is coming back. And it’s just amazing. The story itself is very personal to him. Mel and Danny are ready to go, so it’s about the script."
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Danny Glover is 73, I can see a "you're being retired" plot line. Richard Donner is 89 and hasn't directed a movie in 14 years, I'd imagine he's going to be producing only (yes, I know Clint is old AF, but he's been working non-stop all this time).
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Zero chance this will come to fruition at this point.

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