Mel Gibson To Direct Lethal Weapon 5

Mel Gibson To Direct Lethal Weapon 5

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Veteran
actor-filmmaker
Mel
Gibson
is
in
talks
to
direct
the
fifth
installment
in
Warner
Bros’
“Lethal
Weapon”
movie
franchise.
The
project
was
put
on
hold
after
director
Richard
Donner,
who
had
helmed
all
the
“Leathal
Weapon”
movies
since
the
film
series’ inception
in
1987,
died
in
July.

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Donner,
91,
was
working
on
the
fifth
installment,
which
has
been
in
development
on
and
off
for
years.
Richard
Wenk,
who
wrote
the
Denzel
Washington-led
“Equalizer” thriller
movies,
wrote
the
latest
draft.
According
to
Deadline,
during
an
event
in
London
over
the
weekend,
Gibson
let
it
slip
that
he
was
planning
to
take
over
the
directing
duties
from
Donner.
Dan
Lin
of
Rideback
will
produce
the
film
with
Shuler
Donner
and
Gibson.

Rideback’s
Jonathan
Eirich
and
The
Donners’
Company’s
Derek
Hoffman
will
executive
produce.
The
film
would
be
developed
for
Warner’s
streaming
platform
HBO
Max.
The
first
“Lethal
Weapon”
movie
came
out
in
1987,
featuring
Gibson
as
Los
Angeles
Police
Department
detective
Martin
Riggs
opposite
Danny
Glover
as
Roger
Murtaugh.

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The
film
was
huge
success
and
was
followed
by
three
sequels
as
well
as
a
prequel
TV
series
that
ran
from
2016-2019
with
Clayne
Crawford
and
Damon
Wayans
as
a
young
Gibson
and
Glover.

Original news source Credit: www.filmibeat.com



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