Lethal Weapon 5 'in the works'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 October 2017
Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner look set to team up again for a fifth 'Lethal Weapon' movie

'Lethal Weapon 5' looks to be on the cards.

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner are all said to be considering the possibility of making a fifth film in the popular franchise, which would be a follow up to 1998 movie 'Lethal Weapon 4'.

According to Deadline, Donner would direct the new motion picture and Channing Gibson - who wrote the fourth movie's script - is being lined up to reprise his role for the new project.

If a fifth movie gets off the ground it will be made by Warner Bros., who were in charge of the first four, which are said to have made more than $955 million worldwide.

The first motion picture in the franchise was released in 1987 and saw two policemen, suicidal Martin Riggs (Gibson) and veteran Roger Murtaugh (Glover) team up to take on a group of drug smugglers.

'Lethal Weapon' also starred the likes of Gary Busey, Darlene Love, Ebonie Smith and Mitchell Ryan.

Following its success, a sequel was spawned two years later in 1989 and featured Joe Pesci as Leo Getz, and Patsy Kensit also appeared, while Love reprised her role as Trish Murtaugh.

'Lethal Weapon 3' aired in 1992 with Pesci and Love returning to the franchise, which also featured Rene Russo as Lorna Cole.

Six years later, Chris Rock and Jet Li appeared in 'Lethal Weapon 4' alongside Gibson, Glover, Pesci, Russo and Love.

Gibson starred in war movie 'Hacksaw Ridge' last year and since the first 'Lethal Weapon' movie he has appeared in several huge motion pictures, including 'Braveheart' and 'The Patriot'.

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