Richard Donner, director of all four Lethal Weapon movies, has been speaking about plans for a fifth film in the series, and it seems that it’s on track to finally make it to the screen sometime soon. The filmmaker says that both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are both on board to return to their iconic roles of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh in another outing. He was speaking to the Spocklight podcast about the plans for another adventure.
“It’s a story I came up with with Channing Gibson, the writer who wrote “Lethal Weapon 4,” and I’m just having to work it out with the studio. If everybody steps up and we all get together, we’ll make it. Mel and Danny are on board. If it doesn’t work out, at least we tried. But there’s a better chance that you will see the movie.”
There’s been a bit of a resurgence in terms of interest in the property with the new TV reboot series, which is now in its second season, and throwback 80’s cop-thrillers in general.
We’ll keep you posted of any movement.