It's True - Lethal Weapon 5 on the Fast Track at Warner Brothers
In early August, we wrote about a rumor that a Lethal Weapon 5 was being written by none other than Shane Black (of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). At the time, Kevin called it bullshit, but now it seems to be confirmed. IGN talked with actor Columbus Short earlier today who confirmed the rumors that he is up for a role in the sequel and that the film is on the fast track at Warner Brothers. Apparently Short might play Murtaugh's son and hints that indeed both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover will be back. When I wrote about Hollywood reboots yesterday, I didn't intend for franchises like this to be dug up from the dead.
The early rumors revealed that the plot would be about a homicidal Riggs who is about to retire, then pulls Murtaugh out of retirement to solve one final case, before they both officially head off into the sun. I wasn't a fan of the Lethal Weapon series to begin with at all, so I don't have much to say about this sequel anyway. It just goes to show that Hollywood is on its way to remaking and rebooting every last franchise they can get their grubby hands on. I guess Lethal Weapon 5 is just one of the next ones in the pipe. However, Shane Black's involvement is bit interesting. Although I have no clue why they want to fast track this?