If you have not heard this already, it’s pretty big news! (To fans of the series at the very least!)
Word is that a new sequel (the fifth) to the fantastic action/crime-fighting series, Lethal Weapon, has been finished as a screenplay. The original star duo of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover is being sought out to reappear in the sequel, and if they accept, the film will be set for production. According to IMDB, the film is set to be released in 2010.
I love the Lethal Weapon series, and I really have high hopes for the film to be successful if Gibson and Glover are on board. If they aren’t in it, then it doesn’t even need to be made.
It’s a continuity issue more than ever these days in Hollywood – you revive a 20-year old series and the executive staff is too oblivious to realize that the actors that embodied the original series may not want to be in a new sequel years after their retirement! The real problem is if you can’t get the original actors to star in the sequel. If that’s the case, then you are better off not filming, because you are literally going to kill the entire franchise over one massive flop of a film. Batman and Robin, anyone?
There is a bunch of information out there, ask the Google machine!
Do you think that Lethal Weapon will be a go? I sure hope so! =)
This issue (of remakes and revivals in Hollywood) is also going to lead to a SquidFlicks editorial (someday). This is also the debut of the First Look category. New movie sequels and other films will be highlighted in this category!