Shane Black and Mel Gibson Back Together for Cold Warrior
by Ethan Anderton
January 27, 2010
With no less than four Lethal Weapon films, there's no doubt that Mel Gibson and writer Shane Black have quite a history together. However, one area of their professional relationship that never blossomed would've had Black directing Gibson in Lethal Weapon 5. But since the project never got off the ground, the two have been left waiting to collaborate again. But now THR reports Gibson is in talks to join Black's spy thriller Cold Warrior, which follows a Cold War spy (Gibson) who comes out of retirement to confront a domestic terrorism threat from Russia by joining with a young agent. Guess who's not too old for this shit?
After Gibson's seven year absence from acting (his last appearance was in M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs), I think it's refreshing to see him return to a variety of roles. From his dark action turn in The Edge of Darkness (which comes out this Friday), to his forthcoming comedic run in the Jodie Foster directed film The Beaver. While this concept does sound a bit generic, Gibson should bring something fresh to the thriller along with Black who last wrote and directed the highly underrated Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. The big question now is who will be cast as the younger agent. Who do you guys want to see team up with Gibson?