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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Joel Silver Talks Lethal Weapon 5

By Chris Tilly,IGN UK
November 10,2008

If Richard Donner is to be believed, a new Lethal Weapon film is dead in the water thanks to Mel Gibson's lack of enthusiasm for the project. Well IGN was on the set of Guy Ritchie's new Sherlock Holmes flick last week, and took the opportunity to quiz uber-producer Joel Silver on the subject.

"We talked about it, but it was something that Mel didn't want to do now," Silver explained. "It doesn't mean that he doesn't want to do it ever, but as of right now, he doesn't."

Silver isn't ruling out the prospect of a fifth installment in the future, however. "If we can do it, it would be fun. Shane [Black] had a great take on it, a great idea, a great feeling about it. He did a really complex kind of treatment or outline, very complicated, very good. The idea that they wanted to get it up right away, we couldn't do that, but we'll see what happens."

So that's the skinny on Lethal Weapon 5; categorically not dead, just on the back burner.

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