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Lethal Weapon 5 on the fast track, says Murtaugh Jr.

by Parm Mann on 7 October 2008, 10:38

Tags: Lethal Weapon 5, Warner Bros. (NYSE:TWX)

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We're not too old for this shit!

A fifth outing for officers Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh (Gibson and Glover) has been rumoured for some time, but we've now had a big hint at confirmation from actor Columbus Short.

Short, who has previously starred in Stomp The Yard and Quarantine, confirmed to IGN that he's in line to star in Lethal Weapon 5 and that Warner Bros. has the movie on the fast track.

Shane Black is thought to have been working on a screenplay, and Joel Silver will be producing. Director Richard Donner's involvement, however, remains unknown.

The movie is thought to revolve around one last mission for the "not too old" duo - only, with a twist. This time around, Murtaugh is thought to throw caution to the wind and pull Riggs out of retirement for one last action-packed adventure. Short, meanwhile, is believed to be playing Nick Murtaugh - Roger's son from the first four movies.

But do we need another Lethal Weapon? Absolutely, and why not? Despite having adapted to the twenty-first century in Lethal Weapon 4 - an outing that grossed $128 million in the US alone - the series retains an 80's action feel that's second to none.

What do you think? Would you be interesting in another Riggs and Murtaugh outing? Share your thoughts in the HEXUS.community forums.

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If they pull it off then they'll need to stay true to the original 4 films, otherwise it'll suck
Another case of old actors wanting some more money making one last film. Die Hard 4, Rocky Balboa, and now this. What next Rush Hour 4? Please no.
I think one last outing with the guys would be great as long as it is pulled off correctly. Love the origional 4 movies (4th one being the poorest in my eyes but still great). Might have a marathon watching them tommorow.
Stringent probably has a point, but I'm willing to make an exception in the case of Lethal Weapon.

I never classed the movies as out of this world, but they've always been a lot of fun. Providing the fifth can keep the fun going - which, shouldn't be difficult using the tried and trusted humour - it should be an entertaining enough experience.

I've always liked Donner as a director, too. If he returns to direct the fifth, I'd be willing to bet on it being a good movie.