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Lethal 5 a no go?

Oct. 13, 2008by: Omar Aviles

LETHAL WEAPON The LA Times recently sat down with original LETHAL WEAPON mastermind Richard Donner and he mentioned that he was indeed interested in a LETHAL WEAPON 5 but the fact that Mel Gibson has no interest in making another one, perhaps due to the fact that Joel Silver wanted to exclude Donner from the film, probably means the film isn't gonna happen. Said Donner: "Mel turned it down. I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn't involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be." And just to put the final nail in the coffin, he further mentioned "Yes, the project is pretty much dead in the water unless someone had the sense to come to me." So there you go. Read the rest of the interview at the above link.

Extra Tidbit: Hard to believe the original LETHAL WEAPON was released 21 years ago.
Source: LA Times

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7:07AM on 10/15/2008

Great news!

The second was already not as good as the first one. The third was a piece of shit and the fourth one is IMHO one of the shittiest Hollywood movie of the last 15 years.
The second was already not as good as the first one. The third was a piece of shit and the fourth one is IMHO one of the shittiest Hollywood movie of the last 15 years.
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3:12AM on 10/15/2008

let it go

After LW4 I don't see another sequel happening unless the cast is over-hauled and Mel Gibson and/or Danny Glover are restricted to cameo appearances........ Sounds like a straight-to-DVD idea....Reboot? (*horror movie scream*)
After LW4 I don't see another sequel happening unless the cast is over-hauled and Mel Gibson and/or Danny Glover are restricted to cameo appearances........ Sounds like a straight-to-DVD idea....Reboot? (*horror movie scream*)
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8:44AM on 10/14/2008
I sort of missed what Shane Black's script idea was. But while I found the series all pretty entertaining, only the first two were really what you'd call "good." And unless they could somehow bring back the crazy Riggs (as opposed to the Riggs of "Lethal Weapon 4") then there really isn't much point. I'm a bit surprised at Joel Silver, though. I mistook him for having more sense than to suggest bringing in a new director.
I sort of missed what Shane Black's script idea was. But while I found the series all pretty entertaining, only the first two were really what you'd call "good." And unless they could somehow bring back the crazy Riggs (as opposed to the Riggs of "Lethal Weapon 4") then there really isn't much point. I'm a bit surprised at Joel Silver, though. I mistook him for having more sense than to suggest bringing in a new director.
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8:17AM on 10/14/2008
despite the personal disorders, gibson by all other accounts is a real stand up individual. its a shame that silver cant recognize shit from shinola. after reading overview of black's idea for the film, i was anticipating a celebration of the film made 21 years ago and its first sequel. LW5 will likely happen, WB wont allow this lucrative franchise die on the hopes of a new cast after the success of KOTCS, DH4.
despite the personal disorders, gibson by all other accounts is a real stand up individual. its a shame that silver cant recognize shit from shinola. after reading overview of black's idea for the film, i was anticipating a celebration of the film made 21 years ago and its first sequel. LW5 will likely happen, WB wont allow this lucrative franchise die on the hopes of a new cast after the success of KOTCS, DH4.
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5:58AM on 10/14/2008
Oh damn! That's really too bad. No, no sarcasm involved.

But then, if there's no Richard Donner, I wouldn't blame Mel.
Oh damn! That's really too bad. No, no sarcasm involved.

But then, if there's no Richard Donner, I wouldn't blame Mel.
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3:11AM on 10/14/2008
I hope it does happen, would love to see them return to the series.

21 years huh? With the way Hollywood is it looks like it's about time for a remake :eek: *runs and hides*
I hope it does happen, would love to see them return to the series.

21 years huh? With the way Hollywood is it looks like it's about time for a remake :eek: *runs and hides*
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2:06AM on 10/14/2008
They just got to old for this shit.
They just got to old for this shit.
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12:46AM on 10/14/2008

McClane and Riggs

If they were in same film I would crap myself. two of my top 5 favorite characters along with two of my favorite actors
5. Gibson
4. Washington
3. Willis
2. Redford
1. Newman
If they were in same film I would crap myself. two of my top 5 favorite characters along with two of my favorite actors
5. Gibson
4. Washington
3. Willis
2. Redford
1. Newman
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9:48PM on 10/13/2008
Get Donner in, get Shane Black, Mel, Danny Glover, maybe Renne Russo, no Pesci, definitly no Chris Rock and I'm in for as many sequels as they wish.

And if Shane Black can write in Bruce "John McClane" Willis you have a huge Blockbuster
Get Donner in, get Shane Black, Mel, Danny Glover, maybe Renne Russo, no Pesci, definitly no Chris Rock and I'm in for as many sequels as they wish.

And if Shane Black can write in Bruce "John McClane" Willis you have a huge Blockbuster
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9:41PM on 10/13/2008

probably a good idea to keep this dead in the water

the last lethal weapon was 10 years ago and seeing gibson and glover back together again might be fun but probably out of date and stale. I'll check it out if they bring crazy ol' gary busey back and and maybe joe pesci for laughs.
the last lethal weapon was 10 years ago and seeing gibson and glover back together again might be fun but probably out of date and stale. I'll check it out if they bring crazy ol' gary busey back and and maybe joe pesci for laughs.
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9:02PM on 10/13/2008
thank god
thank god
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9:02PM on 10/13/2008

Go Mel!

Thank Jesus, Mel is awesome. No Donner? Why not? Still a very competent director (13 Blocks was shit but the direction was solid) The Weapon series got exponentially worse as the years went on, anyway.
I wish he'd played Batman 89...
Thank Jesus, Mel is awesome. No Donner? Why not? Still a very competent director (13 Blocks was shit but the direction was solid) The Weapon series got exponentially worse as the years went on, anyway.
I wish he'd played Batman 89...
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