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Gearing Up for ‘Lethal Weapon 5’: Mel Gibson Brings the Final Piece Together


Key Takeaways:

– Mel Gibson is set to direct the fifth and final entry in the Lethal Weapon film franchise.
– The screenwriting process is nearly complete, with contributions from Richard Wenk and Jez Butterworth.
– ‘Lethal Weapon 5' will retain the franchise's known humor but will also delve into some “hard issues.”
– The project had previously been “ in the shuffle” during Warner Bros. merger with Inc.

Hey there, lovers! Let's talk about some exciting news. Do you remember the ‘Lethal Weapon' ? The iconic buddy cop franchise that started in the late 80s? It looks like we're in for one more ride with Riggs and Murtaugh. Yes, you heard it right. It's all systems go for ‘Lethal Weapon 5'!

Mel Gibson, a renowned actor and director, is all set to direct the fifth installment of the franchise. Before Richard Donner, the original director of the first four , passed away in 2021, he'd been preparing this final leap for our beloved characters. Interestingly, Donner passed on the directorial baton to none other than the franchise star, Mel Gibson. Quite a fitting choice, isn't it? After all, Gibson secured a Best Director for the Best Picture winner ‘Braveheart'.

During an interview on the Inspire Me podcast, Gibson finally gave us an update. He's officially got the script where he wants it to be. The process saw contributions from talented names such as Richard Wenk, known for ‘The Equalizer', and Jez Butterworth of ‘' fame.

Here's what Gibson had to say about directing ‘Lethal Weapon 5': “I'm going to direct the fifth film in the Lethal Weapon series. You know, Richard Donner, who did the other four, sadly passed away. He was a good friend, and he kind of tasked me with carrying the flag home on that one. It'll be an honor for me to do that.”

For those wondering about the tone of the new movie, rest assured. Gibson confirmed that ‘Lethal Weapon 5' will keep its signature sense of humor. However, it won't shy away from tackling some rougher topics. Yep, the new film is going to cover some “hard issues”. This echoes what Danny Glover, the franchise co-star, hinted back in 2020 about the script's relevance to contemporary issues.

However, ‘Lethal Weapon 5' had hit a roadblock in mid-2022. With Warner Bros. merging with Discovery Inc., the project was reportedly “lost in the shuffle”. But with Gibson at the helm, let's hope ‘Lethal Weapon 5' will be hitting the screens soon.

So, what do you think about this news? Are you ready to dive back into the action-packed world of Riggs and Murtaugh in ‘Lethal Weapon 5'? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. Also, remember to check back for more updates about your favorite and TV series!

Until next time, folks, keep the popcorn popping and the projector rolling! Here's to another awesome adventure with ‘Lethal Weapon'!

Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.


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