A NEW Lethal Weapon is in the works!
Richard Donner’s death in 2017 seemed to put an end to any dreams of a Lethal Finale, but Mel Gibson revealed in November that he would be replacing his friend and colleague as director on the long-anticipated Lethal Weapon 5.
“It’s [coming along] great, we’ve got a really good screenplay that I developed. Well, Donner developed it, Richard Donner, of course, developed it with Richard Wenk, and they had a really good template,” said Gibson. “I had the honor of sitting down, after Richard passed away, with the writer and doing a couple more drafts and trying to do it in the spirit of what we thought Donner might [want], because I knew the guy so well. We tried to get that flavor, and we were pretty happy with what we came up with.”
“The only delay is now with all the shake-up at Warners, with Discovery coming in and the new boss, and they chop everyone else up and throw them away and get new people,” Gibson continued. “It always takes time for these companies to regroup, so that’s been a delay, but I’m pretty confident we’ll get this one up on its feet, probably shoot it in the first quarter of the New Year.”Mel Gibson, Screen Rant
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