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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Set: Gibson, Glover & Donner Discussing A New Sequel

A Lethal Weapon 5 could be on the cards. Deadline is reporting that co-stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are talking with original director Richard Donner about bringing a new sequel in the action movie series to the screen over at Warner Brothers. In the scenario, Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script the film for the studio.

Lethal Weapon 5 A Possibility At Warner Brothers With Original Cast Members?

‘There are many moving parts, but we’ve heard that all are on board and exploring another film’, so reports the trade blog.

Lethal Weapon first graced our screens thirty years ago in 1987, and together the four have pulled in $955.2 million worldwide. The last film was released in 1998.

Related: The Lethal Weapon TV series could lead to a fifth movie

The films followed an Lapd homicide cop Roger Murtaugh (Glover) who is partnered with another cop who was transferred over from the
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Lethal Weapon 5 might be back on the cards

Simon Brew Oct 27, 2017

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover may be back together, as Warner Bros is toying with Lethal Weapon 5 again...

Since Lethal Weapon 4 was turned around in double quick time (you can read more on that here) and proved a solid hit for Warner Bros in 1998, there have been constant rumours that stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, along with director Richard Donner, would reunite for one more outing.

Lots has happened in that time, and Donner hasn’t directed a film since 2006’s 16 Blocks (he is 87 now, so he might prefer putting his feet up). Yet it seems that discussions are underway once again about getting the old gang back together.

Warner Bros is said to be exploring the possibility of Lethal Weapon 5, that would bring Gibson and Glover back for one more outing, and see Donner direct. Channing Gibson, who worked on the screenplay for the last chapter,
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Lethal Weapon 5 Finally Happening with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover?

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Lethal Weapon 5 Finally Happening with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover?
They may be way too old for this, but it looks like Riggs and Murtagh could be making a return to the big screen after nearly 20 years away. That's right, everyone. It looks like Lethal Weapon 5 may actually happen. A new report claims that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are both in discussions with Warner Bros. about it. What's more is that Richard Donner, who directed the original Lethal Weapon, is set to direct as well. This potential sequel would also see Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4), returning to write the script.

The report claims that the team is "on board" and are all "huddling on the possibility" of doing Lethal Weapon 5 right now with Warner Bros. It doesn't sound like a deal has been officially made yet, but the talks are happening and we very well could see one last entry in the very successful cop movie franchise. Lethal Weapon 4
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Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner keen on Lethal Weapon 5

According to Deadline, director Richard Donner and stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are keen on another instalment in the action-comedy franchise Lethal Weapon, with Deadline reporting that Lethal Weapon 5 could be on the horizon.

According to the site, Donner is keen to direct, with Gibson and Glover reprising their roles as detectives Riggs and Murtaugh, with Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) penning the script. Apparently all four are officially on board, should the project move forward.

Question: If Roger Murtaugh was too old for this shit in 1987, then how the hell old is he in 2017?!

The Lethal Weapon series launched in 1987, and was followed by sequels in 1989, 1992 and 1998, with the series grossing $955.2 million worldwide. It also spawned a TV series, which premiered on Fox in 2016 and stars Clayne Crawford as Riggs and Damon Wayans as Murtaugh.
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Are Gibson, Glover, & Donner exploring a Lethal Weapon 5 at Warner Bros?

  • JoBlo
I've heard tale from over at Deadline Hollywood that Mel GibsonDanny Glover, Richard Donner are all ruminating on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. The entertainment news outlet is postulating that if the project were to come to fruition, Donner would direct the sequel from a script penned by Lethal Weapon 4's own Channing... Read More...
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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Has Interest from Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner

  • Collider.com
I’ve never been interested in watching the Lethal Weapon TV series, but the concept makes sense. The film franchise had run out of gas, there hadn’t been a new entry since 1998, and the IP still had value as a buddy-cop comedy. It’s not like anyone would be crazy enough to get Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and director Richard Donner back for a Lethal Weapon 5…right? Deadline reports that Gibson, Glover, and Donner “are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise with Lethal Weapon 4 writer Channing …
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‘Lethal Weapon’ 5? Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Dick Donner Exploring It At Warner Bros.

  • Deadline
‘Lethal Weapon’ 5? Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Dick Donner Exploring It At Warner Bros.
Exclusive: It looks like the band just might back together. Deadline hears that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. In the scenario we’ve heard Donner would direct and Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script. There are many moving parts, but we’ve heard that all are on board and exploring another film. It would move forward, of course, at Warner Bros., the studio…
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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's Fast & Furious Spinoff Is Officially Happening

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The Fast & Furious franchise is officially getting a spinoff - and no, it's not a sequel to Tokyo Drift. It seems the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw characters in the last action film, Fate of the Furious, was enough to inspire Universal to center a new movie around the pair's antics. Shaw, a former villain with a heart of gold, and Hobbs, a hardass U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent, will presumably team up without Dom Toretto's (Vin Diesel) family of vehicle-savvy criminals to save the world from Charlize Theron's zombie cars (just kidding, hopefully those are long gone). No concrete deals have reportedly been made for the actors just yet, but a release date was recently solidified. The action-buddy comedy is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019, which caused a big delay in the premiere date for Fast 9, the upcoming addition to the Fast & Furious series.
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‘The Irishman’: 9 Things You Must Know About Martin Scorsese’s $100 Million ‘Goodfellas’ Reunion

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‘The Irishman’: 9 Things You Must Know About Martin Scorsese’s $100 Million ‘Goodfellas’ Reunion
Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may have been his 28-year-old passion project, but it was mostly ignored by audiences, grossing only $7 million in the U.S. opposite a $40 million budget. Something tells us the same fate won’t meet the director’s next project, which carries an even bigger budget and bigger stars.

Read More: Why Martin Scorsese’s Netflix Deal Is The Future of Cinema (And That’s Ok)

The Irishman” is gearing up for production this summer, and it brings Scorsese back to the genre he helped define in the modern era and reunites him with some of the actors he helped make iconic. Anticipation is sky high (and warranted, given everything we know about the movie). Here are the 9 most essential bits of information you need to know:

1. The Movie is Martin Scorsese’s First Gangster Movie in Over A Decade

Scorsese has built his career on iconic gangster movies,
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'Lethal Weapon' Stars Reunite for Film's 30th Anniversary, Dish on Potential 5th Installment – Watch!

'Lethal Weapon' Stars Reunite for Film's 30th Anniversary, Dish on Potential 5th Installment – Watch!
It's been three decades since audiences first heard Danny Glover utter the now-famous line, "I'm too old for this s**t," in the 1987 film, Lethal Weapon.

To celebrate the buddy cop's 30th anniversary, Glover, Mel Gibson and Rene Russo reunited on Good Morning America for the first time since shooting Lethal Weapon 4 to reminisce about their time on set and how it feels to be back together again.

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"I think there was a lot of love between us," Gibson, who portrayed cop Martin Riggs, told ABC's Chris Connelly. "And when I see them, I just kind of get the same feeling... It's like seeing a teenage sweetheart or something."

Gibson and Glover portrayed their characters from 1987 to 1998, and it wasn’t until 1992's Lethal Weapon 3 that Russo joined the cast as Lorna Cole.

"I think you
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Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo Reunite For 30th Anniversary Of ‘Lethal Weapon’

  • ET Canada
They’re never too old for this sh*t! Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Rene Russo reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Lethal Weapon” for the first time since filming wrapped on “Lethal Weapon 4” in 1998. Despite the years apart, the actors’ camaraderie hasn’t changed at all, according to Gibson. “I think it was at […]
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Lethal Weapon Cast Reunite for 30th Anniversary

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Lethal Weapon Cast Reunite for 30th Anniversary
1987 was a big year for classic movies, but when it comes to action comedies, nothing beats the original Lethal Weapon, which defined the buddy cop genre and launched a new wave of likeminded movies in its wake. There have been three sequels and a TV show adaptation, but nothing beats the first time Mel Gibson and Danny Glover went to work on a case in Los Angeles. Today, the pair, along with future co-star Rene Russo, invaded Good Morning America to celebrate the movie's 30th Anniversary.

Today's Lethal Weapon reunion marks the first time that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Rene Russo have shared the screen together since shooting their final scenes for Lethal Weapon 4 way back in 1998. That final sequel marked the end of an era, though it was never supposed to be the last movie in the franchise. Mel Gibson says that while they've been apart for nearly twenty years,
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How ‘Lethal Weapon’ Partnered Dark Humor with Ptsd

The action comedy about…heavily damaged Vietnam vets?

Lethal Weapon often gets heralded at the preeminent buddy cop film, despite the fact that the genre existed for decades prior to its 1987 release. So what makes Lethal Weapon the mold-breaker? Is it (then) wunderkind Shane Black’s razor-sharp script? The legendary cast? The quotable quips? Or is that so many members of the audience identified with the characters because they too possibly felt a general sense of being too old for life’s shit?

How about the fact that Lethal Weapon is the Apocalypse Now of buddy cop movies? It’s true, Shane Black’s script is just as concerned with the heavily damaged psyches of Vietnam War veterans as was Apocalypse Now’s. Nearly every major character in Lethal Weapon, hero and villain alike, served in Vietnam and came back with a hefty amount of baggage. While this is reasonable considering the realities of that war, it
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Spectre: the 007 film shot and released in 11 months

Simon Brew Mar 14, 2017

The James Bond movie Spectre was in cinemas less than 12 months after production began. Here's a taste of just what a challenge that was.

A while back for this very site, I looked at the truncated production period that saw the movie Lethal Weapon 4 start filming in January 1998, before arriving in cinemas just over six months later. Warner Bros had a hole in its schedule it urgently needed to fill, and the Lethal Weapon sequel got the green light. The end result was a baggy film, more driven by comedy than action, but a very solid hit.

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Lethal Weapon 4 was, whilst a very fast production, a more contained one, shot in and around the Los Angeles area. Conversely, the more I read about 2015’s James Bond adventure, Spectre, the more I’m
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Bugs: remembering an ahead-of-its-time tech TV thriller

Alastair Stewart Mar 2, 2017

Arguably, British tech ensemble Bugs paved the way for the likes of Spooks, Sherlock, Torchwood and more...

It feels a long time ago that watching Saturday night TV with the family was the norm, but back in the 1990s, millions crowded around the box for the likes of Noel's House PartyDue SouthThe Generation Game, and of course, Bugs. The latter ran for four series between 1995 and 1999 and arguably holds the distinction of being embryonic of later, more intensive, tech-heavy UK shows including Spooks and Sherlock.

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The general Bugs premise involved a team of crime-fighting gadget experts facing a range of modern (now charmingly redundant), technology-centred threats. The main triptych of regulars included Nick Beckett (Jesse Birdsall), Ros Henderson (Jaye Griffiths) and Ed (Neighbours alumnus Craig McLachlan in series
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Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Marathons on TV

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Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Marathons on TV
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Thanksgiving has arrived and with it comes bingeing of all kinds — but mainly food, shopping and TV. We’ve rounded up all the movie and TV show marathons airing over the long holiday weekend so you can watch your favorite while digesting on the couch.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan and just want to spend time with your favorite Pawnee residents or a horror fan looking for a scare-fest like those on IFC and Syfy. Perhaps you’d prefer to
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Bridget Jones’s Baby review

Simon Brew Published Date Monday, September 12, 2016 - 05:40

Sometimes, character wins. Whilst the basic framework of Bridget Jones’s Baby will be familiar to anyone who watched the excellent first film and the piss-poor second, what screenwriters Helen Fielding, Emma Thompson and Dan Mazer have appreciated here is that the core central character of Bridget Jones is their greatest asset. They are not shy about playing to that.

As such, Bridget Jones’s Baby wastes no time reintroducing us to Bridget, and Renee Zellweger wastes no time effortlessly slipping back into her most popular role. We encounter Bridget this time alone, single, and being woken up on her 43rd birthday. She’s working on a television news show that’s being overtaken by clickbait culture. She’s back to square one, still scribbling in her diary, just a decade on. And once more, she’s stuck. Déjà vu? Yep, and that’s the point.
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‘Snake Eyes’: Brian De Palma’s Funhouse of Facades and Fabrications

In the weeks leading up to Snake Eyes’ release in August of 1998, my dad and I had gone together to see Lethal Weapon 4, There’s Something About Mary and The Negotiator. Both action titles were forgettable fare, but were a big deal upon release. (Riggs and Murtaugh vs. Jet Li! Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey conversing via walkie-talkie!) Brian De Palma‘s Snake Eyes with dad was the next order of business. The theater was packed because adults frequented the multiplexes not so long ago. You’re all of 10 years old, Nicolas Cage’s recent output – The Rock, Con Air, and Face/Off — has been terrific, and something seemed off with this new one. You remember leaving the theater not disappointed, but with little to discuss with dad on the ride home. Dad passed away in 2013, long after the Gary Sinise villain era and a few years before
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‘Lethal Weapon’ Producers Think You’ll Forget About Mel Gibson and Danny Glover With New Show

‘Lethal Weapon’ Producers Think You’ll Forget About Mel Gibson and Danny Glover With New Show
Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” reboot has the unenviable task of following four iconic movies and two of the most memorable cinematic performances in decades, but the executive producers are confident that the performances of Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans as Roger Murtaugh will make viewers forget all about Mel Gibson and Danny Glover while they’re watching.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, showrunner Matt Miller recalled sitting down with Richard Donner, who directed the four “Lethal Weapon” films, to get his blessing on the project. After hearing the pitch, Donner approved of the idea, Miller said, but warned, “If you don’t have the guys, you’re screwed.” That was a lesson the producers took to heart. “Two guys played these roles really, really famously. Finding actors who not only have chemistry but can make you forget about those guys was really a challenge,” Miller
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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford On TV Adaptation Of ’80s Film: “This Is Fox, It’s Family Hour & There’s No Cocaine” – TCA

One of the most daunting tasks for the executive producers of Fox’s new Lethal Weapon series, based on the famed ’80s/’90s film franchise, is getting TV viewers to forget the iconic performances of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, who respectively played buddy cops Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh. The new series dives into the duo’s relationship, but it’s more touchy-feely and less crazy high jinks than what we saw onscreen. “The most recent movie, Lethal Weapon 4, was…
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