It looks like the only one thing keeping Lethal Weapon 5 from moving forward at the moment is Mel Gibson and his seemingly hard-to-obtain blessing.
Shane Black — who wrote all previous Weapon films (and The Monster Squad!) — has written the 5th movie’s script and is hoping to direct after successfully writing and directing the extremely entertaining Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
All things now rest in the hands of Gibson himself and whether he wants to step back into those shoes again. My presumption is that it won’t be too long before he gives the treatment a run through and decides, but you never know.
IGN also spoke with Columbus Short — star of the upcoming Quarantine — and he mentioned that he talked to Joel Silver and he’s up for a role in the film as one of Danny Glover’s sons. He also said that they’re still trying to get the movie going and trying to get it on the “fast track.” Not sure if he just meant they’re trying to get a greenlight or if they’re literally trying to rush this bad boy out. Time will tell.
[Source: EW; IGN]