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A Chris Hemsworth 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot? It's a Possibility.

9 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A new, juicy rumor has Aussie heartthrob Chris Hemsworth pegged as one of the leads in the long-gestated reboot of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.

The Tracking Board reports that Hemsworth has been offered the starring role in the mysterious project -- which apparently has the working title of "Lionhunters" -- which seems to be a reboot/sequel hybrid. According to Tracking Board, "the recent version of the script centers on the desires of an older cop's son (presumably Riggs' [played by Mel Gibson]) and his wishes to join the police force."

Screen Rant notes that Gibson and Rene Russo's characters had a son at the end of 1998's "Lethal Weapon 4," which could pave the way for the scenario that Tracking Board is reporting.

In addition to Hemsworth, Justin Lin (the "Fast & Furious" franchise) is reportedly attached to direct, while screenwriter Will Beall will pen the screenplay. Shane Black, who wrote the 1987 original "Lethal Weapon, »

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Will 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth star in ‘Lethal Weapon’ reboot?

8 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Chris Hemsworth could succeed Mel Gibson as the star of Warner Bros.’ "Lethal Weapon" franchise, The Tracking Board reports. Maybe. While Joel Silver is producing a new "Lethal Weapon" film, no details have been officially revealed. It could be a straight-up reboot, or a continuation of the original action series, with Hemsworth (or whomever does take the role) playing a kind of legacy character, most likely Riggs’ son. Or it could be a completely new take under the name "Lionhunters." At this point, "Fast & Furious 6" director Justin Lin is also attached to direct the project, which was officially announced in 2011. Around that same time, "Castle" and "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall was announced as penning the script. The Tracking Board also notes that original "Lethal Weapon" screenwriter Shane Black may get back in on the action in some capacity. »

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Chris Hemsworth Offered Lead Role in Lethal Weapon Reboot?

8 May 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

It's been several years since we last heard of an attempt to reboot the "Lethal Weapon" franchise. But now comes word that producer Joel Silver is giving it another shot and is in talks with director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) and writer Will Beall (Gangster Squad). According to Tracking Board, "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth has been offered the lead role in the new film that will focus on an older cop's son and his wishes to join the police force. Since it's not considered a complete reboot, the older cop must be Riggs, played by Mel Gibson in the original movie. It's also being reported that Shane Black, the director of "Iron Man 3" and the creator of the "Lethal Weapon" character, is also involved. »

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Chris Hemsworth Rumored for 'Lethal Weapon' Remake, Wolff for 'The Stand' and Neeson's 'Monster'

8 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Stories from TrackingBoard.com often go disregarded since they are very frequently just agents trying to get their talent some attention. Nevertheless, a new report has Warner Bros. offering Chris Hemsworth the leading role in a Lethal Weapon reboot (currently known as Lionhunters), playing the Riggs character made famous by Mel Gibson. Sounds like they might be rebooting this and going even farther back as an older cop's son (presumed to be Riggs) wants to join the force. Will Beall is presumably working on the script and Justin Lin is apparently attached to direct. Personally, I don't see this happening... Tracking Board amz asin="B005J5U07O" size="small"Liam Neeson is set to co-star in A Monster Calls for Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible). He joins Felicity Jones in the movie adapted from the Patrick Ness fantasy novel about a young boy who attempts to deal with his »

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Hemsworth To Be Riggs Jr? It's 'Lethal Weapon' Rumor Time!

8 May 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Tracking Board, a reliable source has revealed Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth has been offered a role in the planned relaunch of the Lethal Weapon franchise. In a move that's becoming more and more common, it looks like Warner Bros is going to attempt to reboot-within-a-sequel as opposed to just flat out hitting the Reset Button. In other words, Hemsworth wouldn't be playing Marty Riggs in a remake, but rather it's looking like he'll play the part of his son in a sequel that will serve as a "pass-the-baton" story that launches the series in a new direction.

The original Riggs, of course, was played by fellow Aussie Mel Gibson and the casting of Hemsworth would be almost poetic considering he's the latest actor from down under to crossover into international action hero status. TB cautions, though, that the Thor actor has only been offered a role. He has yet to accept. »

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Chris Hemsworth to Star in 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot from 'Fast & Furious' Director?

8 May 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is reportedly moving forward with a remake of the action classic Lethal Weapon, which, according to The Tracking Board, has Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) attached to direct, and the studio is rumored to be offering a lead role to Chris Hemsworth.

We first reported on a Lethal Weapon remake back in January 2011, when it was one of several remakes the studio was considering, including The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen, Westworld, Tarzan and Oh, God!. Will Beall (Gangster Squad) was hired to write the script, and this new report indicates he is still working on a version, with original Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black having input regarding the story.

The latest version of the script is said to be a hybrid of both a reboot and a sequel, following the son of one of the original cops, presumably Mel Gibson's Riggs, who has desires to join the police academy. »

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A Chris Hemsworth 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot? It's a Possibility.

8 May 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A new, juicy rumor has Aussie heartthrob Chris Hemsworth pegged as one of the leads in the long-gestated reboot of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.

The Tracking Board reports that Hemsworth has been offered the starring role in the mysterious project -- which apparently has the working title of "Lionhunters" -- which seems to be a reboot/sequel hybrid. According to Tracking Board, "the recent version of the script centers on the desires of an older cop's son (presumably Riggs' [played by Mel Gibson]) and his wishes to join the police force."

Screen Rant notes that Gibson and Rene Russo's characters had a son at the end of 1998's "Lethal Weapon 4," which could pave the way for the scenario that Tracking Board is reporting.

In addition to Hemsworth, Justin Lin (the "Fast & Furious" franchise) is reportedly attached to direct, while screenwriter Will Beall will pen the screenplay. Shane Black, who wrote the 1987 original "Lethal Weapon, »

- Katie Roberts

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Reboot Could Star Chris Hemsworth

8 May 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lethal Weapon is an iconic 1980s classic, but rumours of a reboot conjure a mixed reaction from fans. The latest gossip is that Chris Hemsworth has been offered the lead role with Justin Lin to direct the project.

Hemsworth has not officially signed on to join the project, but his film resume suggests he is a worthy candidate for the action franchise. It’s said to focus on the desires of an older cop’s son (presumably Riggs’) and his wishes to join the police force. The plot suggests that this one might try to form links to the original, and so this would leave the door open for original stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover to reprise their roles and/or make a cameo appearance.

Shane Black, who wrote the original script for Lethal Weapon, is said to be involved in the writing for the new project with writer »

- Ciham Messouki

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Hemsworth, Lin Rumored For "Lethal Weapon"

8 May 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The wildest rumor in recent weeks goes to The Tracking Board which today reported that "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth has been offered a starring role in "Lionhunters," a proposed refresh of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.

The report claims the story centers on the son of an older cop (likely Mel Gibson's Martin Riggs) who decides that he wants to join the police force. The idea reportedly leaves the door open for Gibson to return as Martin Riggs once again, albeit in a traditional father figure capacity.

The report also says Justin Lin ("Fast Five") is attached to direct, Joel Silver is producing, and Will Beall is working on the current version of the script. Shane Black, creator of the original characters, also reportedly has had input into what direction the sequel will take.

Riggs and Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) did have a baby at the end of 1998's "Lethal Weapon 4, »

- Garth Franklin

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Chris Hemsworth And Justin Lin To Make Lethal Weapon 5?

8 May 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the Lethal Weapon franchise and according to The Tracking Board, they want Justin Lin and Chris Hemsworth to lead the way. The plot will supposedly going to follow Hemsworth as the son of an older cop (likely Riggs) as he attempts to join the police force. By making him the son of Riggs, it will allow the film to have a connection to the original series which means that it’s very likely that we’ll be seeing a cameo from Mel Gibson and/or Danny Glover.

Will Beall is the one penning the script for the reboot and The Tracking Board says that Shane Black, who wrote Lethal Weapon, will have some input on the project reboot as well. What that means is a bit unclear but he’ll likely be advising in some capacity, which is a smart idea.

Now, this isn’t confirmed just yet, »

- Matt Joseph

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Rumor: Chris Hemsworth Offered Lead in Lethal Weapon Reboot; Justin Lin Attached to Direct

8 May 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are now literally too old for this shit, it looks like Warner Bros. is aiming to reboot the Lethal Weapon franchise, and hire someone who is not too old for said shit.  According to The Tracking Board, Chris Hemsworth has been offered the lead in a Lethal Weapon reboot directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6).  The script centers on "the desires of an older cop’s son (presumably Riggs’) and his wishes to join the police force."  This plot would leave the door open to connect the reboot with the originals, which could allow Gibson and/or Glover to have cameo or supporting roles. Hit the jump for more. The Tracking Board also reports that Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black has had input into the reboot, which is being written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). It's important to note that just because Hemsworth has been offered the role, »

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Rumor: Chris Hemsworth Sought For 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot With Justin Lin Directing

8 May 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We've long known that Warner Bros. was planning some kind of remake/reboot of "Lethal Weapon" — along with a bunch of other titles in their catalog —and at one point "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall was tapped to pen the script. And we basically haven't heard anything in a few years, but today some fresh rumors suggest this thing is back in motion in a big way, honey. According to The Tracking Board (so, proceed with much caution) says that Chris Hemsworth is being sought for a role in the film, with the plot reportedly rebooting things with an older cop's son trying to join the police force. So maybe Riggs Jr? Who knows. But the site also suggests that creator Shane Black is back in the mix too offering his input as Beall gets the script in order, so there's some logic there if it's true. Even more, they »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Chris Hemsworth to Play the Son of Riggs in Lethal Weapon Reboot?

8 May 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Much to the chagrin of fans of the original quadrilogy, producer Joel Silver is still working on bringing a Lethal Weapon reboot to the big screen. It now sounds like it may be one step closer to becoming a reality as Thor: The Dark World and Rush star Chris Hemsworth has reportedly been offered the lead role!

The Tracking Board claims that the actor will play the son of an older cop in the movie, and that older cop will more than likely be Mel Gibson’s Riggs from the original series of Lethal Weapon films.

Does that mean Gibson will return for a cameo? That’s not clear as of right now, but they’re clearly putting some serious effort into the casting of the reboot which will apparently be called Lionhunters.

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is attached to direct the Lethal Weapon reboot from a script written »

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Chris Hemsworth offered lead role in Lethal Weapon reboot Lionhunters

8 May 2014 2:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Hemsworth has reportedly been offered a leading role in Warner Bros' reboot of the Lethal Weapon franchise.

The Thor: The Dark World star is being eyed for the action film, which will be overseen by original producer Joel Silver.

According to Tracking Board, the project is titled Lionhunters and falls between being a remake and a sequel to Lethal Weapon 4.

The storyline will supposedly revolve around the son of an older cop (thought to be Mel Gibson's character Riggs) and his desire to join the police force.

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is attached to make the film, while Gangster Squad's Will Beall is working on the script.

It is unclear if original stars Gibson and Danny Glover, or director Richard Donner and screenwriter Shane Black, will have any involvement in the rebooted series.

Lethal Weapon debuted in cinemas in 1987 and spawned three sequels, the last »

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Chris Hemsworth linked with Lethal Weapon reboot

7 May 2014 11:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros is looking to reboot Lethal Weapon, with Chris Hemsworth reportedly offered a lead role.

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Once upon a time, plans were afoot for a Lethal Weapon 5, which would have reunited Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and director Richard Donner for one last outing. However, the collapse of Mel Gibson's career, for well-known reasons, extinguished any chance of that happening.

So, in Hollywood, if you can't make any more sequels, what do you do instead? Yep, you reboot the franchise. The Tracking Board is reporting that Warner Bros is developing a reboot of Lethal Weapon that would, inevitably, recast the film. Working under the project name Lionhunters, the plot apparently focuses on the son of one of the characters who wants to join the police force. Whether that leaves room for a handover from old characters to new is one of many issues that would need to be addressed. »

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Justice League Movie: 10 Big Questions We Have

29 April 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This weekend the internet was thrown into chaos when The Wall Street Journal posted an interview with Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing Greg Silverman, who confirmed that Zack Snyder would be directing a Justice League film, immediately after the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

Sunday night may not have been the best time for WB to release the news, but it certainly got fans talking. We’ve been hearing rumors ever since Batman Vs. Superman was announced that a Justice League film would follow, so it didn’t come as a complete shock. However, Warner Bros. isn’t known to announce such news so far ahead, so their newfound confidence in their expansive library of DC comics characters is refreshing.

The debate about the Justice League film has been going on for months, and will continue until the film’s release. While we likely won’t get »

- James Garcia

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