The best buddy-cop action comedy in the biz is returning for a 5th helping, with original director Richard Donner confirmed to return, as well as stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
The 4th film in the franchise was over 20 years ago in 1998, so it’s been a long wait for fans of the iconic duo (*cough* everyone *cough*), but producer Dan Lin has delivered an update on the new film suggesting the boys are good to go again. Lin appeared on a Producers Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter and provided the exciting update:
“We’re trying to make the last Lethal Weapon movie. And Dick Donner’s coming back. The original cast is coming back. And it’s just amazing. The story is very personal to him. Mel and Danny are ready to go, so it’s about the script.”
Believe it or not, Glover turns 90 this year, so the fact that he was “too old for this shit” when the original film came out in 1987 is pretty amusing, and should lead to an excellent 5th movie.
Moviehole exclusively reported last May that the film was still very much in the works.
Shane Black wrote the original script, but no word on who will pen the latest screenplay, or the subject matter of the movie. Stay tuned!