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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Donner Gives An Update On LETHAL WEAPON 5 - Movies In Focus
The Lethal Weapon movies are an example of Hollywood getting franchise filmmaking right. 1987’s Lethal Weapon saw Mel Gibson and Danny Glover paired as mismatched cops Riggs and Murtaugh and we were able to watch their friendship grow and develop across three sequels. Their chemistry is what makes those films so special and why they stand head and shoulders above all imitators. The last film in the series was Lethal Weapon 4 way back in 1998, but over the last couple of years there have been rumours about a potential fifth and final sequel. Movies In Focus had the amazing opportunity to speak with director Richard Donner, the genius behind the movies and he dropped a bit of information on how Lethal Weapon 5 is progressing. Here’s what he had to say. Richard Donner: Lethal Weapon was this incredible relationship. Out of situations something evolved. I love those movies. I’m in the process of getting the fifth and final one written. I’ve hired a writer to deliver me a draft – as we speak. Movies In Focus: Will we hear more about that soon? Richard Donner: If I get a good draft. You never know, it’s a tough, fifth picture to [...]