When Richard Donner died back in July it looked like that was the end of any hopes of seeing a fifth entry in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ Franchise. It had been rumoured that he was working on an idea right up to his death.
Now, five months later, Mel Gibson has now announced that he will be taking over directing duties on the film at a fan event titled ‘An Experience With Mel Gibson’ at the O2 in London.
The man who directed all the Lethal films, Richard Donner, he was a big guy. He was developing the screenplay and he got pretty far along with it. And he said to me one day, ‘Listen kid, if I kick the bucket you will do it.’ And I said: ‘Shut up.’ But he did indeed pass away.
But he did ask me to do it and at the time I didn’t say anything. He said it to his wife and to the studio and the producer. So I will be directing the fifth one.Mel Gibson
The film has not been official announced by Warner Bros. and Gibson did not say when the film would be made.
Source: The Independent