By Creative Media Times
“You can’t beat the clock, Riggs.” That’s Danny Glover’s Roger Murtaugh to Mel Gibson’s Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon 4 back in 1998. Almost twenty years later, the duo might attempt just that, as Deadline reports an intriguing tidbit about the possibility of another Lethal Weapon film.
According to the article, director Richard Donner might also return with a script from Lethal Weapon 4 writer Channing Gibson (no relation to Richard Donnar).
Donner directed the first Lethal Weapon (1987) and all its three its sequels. If he does get on board, this will be his first film since “16 Blocks” from 2006. Danny Glover has recently appeared in HBO mockumentary “Tour de Pharmacy.” Gibson recently directed academy nominated “Hacksaw Ridge” and will next be seen next month in Daddy’s Home 2.
The original is considered to have rejuvenated the buddy cop formula and was a surprise boxoffice hit. Altogether, the franchise has grossed $955.2M worldwide.
Created by Shane Black, Lethal Weapon features Gibson and Glover as mismatched Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives. The films spawned a television series which is currently in its second season with Clayne Crawford as Riggs and Damon Wayans as Murtaugh.