Mel Gibson to direct ‘Lethal Weapon 5’

November 18, 2021 By 0 Comments

American Actor Mel Gibson who starred in the first ‘Lethal Weapon’ movie some 30 years ago is in talks to direct the upcoming ‘Lethal Weapon 5.’.

According to The Chronicle source in USA, Lethal Weapon 5 has been in development for more than five years with Richard Wenk writing the most recent draft of the script.

Richard Donner, who directed and produced all four episodes died July this year, halting the project since.

The Producer’s wife, Lauren Schuler Donner will therefore produce the film together with Ride back’s Dan Lin..

In an interview in London, Gibson revealed that it has been the wish of Richard Donner for him to produce the movie in his absence. “He was developing the screenplay and he got pretty far along with it. And he said to me one day, ‘Listen kid, if I kick the bucket, you will do it.’ And I said: ‘Shut up,’” Gibson said.

“He did indeed pass away, but he did ask me to do it, and, at the time, I didn’t say anything. He said it to his wife and to the studio and the producer. So, I will be directing the fifth one.”

The first ‘Lethal Weapon’was debuted in 1987, shooting Gibson and writer Shane Black to stardom.