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I'm getting too old for this shit! LETHAL WEAPON Reboot Possibly Coming?

Published at: Jan. 19, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Nordling here, pining for the fjords...

 

I'm sure many of you will feel the same way I do about this news but Warner Brothers and Joel Silver are going to bring back Murtaugh and Riggs for another LETHAL WEAPON film, except this time, it's a reboot.  Which means new actors, same story... at this point it's too early to see what direction this will go, but so far, it looks like it'll be without the original Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.
 
According to Deadline, WB and Silver have hired Will Beall to write the new script, and although details are in short supply Beall's written a film going into production with Ruben Fleischer (ZOMBIELAND) directing called GANGSTER SQUAD, and apparently that script's gone over well with Silver and the Warners brass.  So it looks like a reboot of our favorite cop partners.
 
Look, I understand why it's probably not logical to get back Glover and Gibson, especially with Gibson's recent troubles - it's just too big a box office risk for this franchise to endure.  But I don't think a reboot is necessary, either.  Just kill 'em off.  Have Murtaugh and Riggs die in a massive shootout and have the two new partners investigate it.  But apparently the characters still have some resonance with the moviegoing public and so a reboot it is.  Who's going to bet that Riggs is a Iraq war veteran burnout?  They're already throwing around names like Jeremy Renner for Riggs at Heat Vision so how much of a stretch would it be for Renner to basically reprise his HURT LOCKER role under another character name?
 
Oh well, like a certain esteemed person said once, "They fuck you at the drive thru."
 
Nordling, out.

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  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    First Lethal was character-driven.

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    No pun intended.

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    When will Gibson be left alone?

    by tamethecunt

    It wasn't like he held a press conference or wrote a book on jews. he had two private conversations after all. Of course he'd been better off getting pulled over by a black, female, dyke cop. You can't mess w/ the chosen folks. You see what happens.

  • DON'T FUCKING DO THIS.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Well, if Gibson's involved...

    by Barrymore

    ...wanna bet Riggs and Murtaugh are framed by corrupt Jewish cops?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    is april first already

    by Orion

    Christ.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    PG-13

    by exposedfilm

    No doubt the studio will want to fill the seats with the young folks. I fucking hate hollywood.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Also, Renner is way too short to be a leading man.

    by tamethecunt

    Don't give me that shit about Tommy and Robert Downey Jr, being midgets. He's shorter than both those dwarfs.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Let the Always Sunny guys do it...

    by DanielKurland

    Seriously. They nailed it.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    @ tamethecunt

    by exposedfilm

    He's not shorter than Al Pacino, and if memory serves Pacino has been the leading man in a few films.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    They'll have to remake Loaded Weapon

    by kafka07

    for consistency.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    "Lethal Weapon Babies".

    by Darkman

    "Finally, a LETHAL WEAPON my kids can see!" <br><br> If they're gonna go through with this bad idea, why not go all the way with it?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Yes, but where can they find....

    by SmokingRobot

    A woman-beating drunken anti-semite and a racist anti-American loudmouth to replace them?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    It's difficult to build a franchise..

    by fanboy71

    when one of your two main characters is turning fifty in the first film and getting ready to retire. Who could they get to play Murtaugh? Samuel L. Jackson? Hey now, if they make this an R rated action film and cast Sam Jackson as Roger "I'm to mother-fuckin old for this mother-fuckin shit" Murtaughbut, Then I am there opening day. Danny Glover should play their Lieutenant.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Where's DG'sDB?

    by jimmy rabbitte

    No doubt he'll want to weigh in on this.<p> Personally I think this is another in a long line of bad ideas when it comes to reboots.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Pardon me while I reboot Warner Bros production team

    by 2for2true

    Someone should break Yakko, Wakko and Dot out of the watertower, give them the keys to the front front office and tell them to fucking clean house, stat.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Gibson has done a lot of damage

    by kafka07

    now he has to live with it. The rest of us shouldn't have to. If one wants to work in a high profile industry you can't act or talk like that. What an asshole.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Casting ideas...

    by cinemixtape.com

    Bradley Cooper & Idris Elba? Maybe?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    @ 2for2true

    by exposedfilm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    @ tamethecunt

    by NotARegular

    Renner = 5'10", Cruise = 5'7", Downey Jr. = 5'9. Renner must have really bad posture if he somehow manages to be shorter than both those guys.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Without a doubt,This will be PG-13!...

    by BlackBriar

    Hollywood is so scared to make R films, This will suck! Gibson and Glover were the best and the funniest.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    sam jackson and clint eastwood.....

    by ORIONgods

    think about it

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    The don't need a new cast. Or even a writer really...

    by The_Guy_Who_Invented_Coca_Cola

    ...just have Danny and Mel sitting at their desks in uncomfortable silence for two hours.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I'M SO FUCKING SICK OF "REBOOTS".

    by F-18

    Make Lethal Weapon 5 and make it better than part 4.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    "sounds like a helluva party, why wasn't i invited?"

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    It will never really be Lethal Weapon, because the charm of the originals had will be different charms. No more 3 Stooges, Looney Toons loving No more Nam vets No more Christmas setting No more mullet No Sam the dog The races will be reversed No more R rating, adults only filmmaking Leo in the first movie The best thing to do would be have the Always Sunny guys, or someone who seriously can do impressions of Rog and Riggs and make LETHAL WEAPON 2 and a half, taking place after part 2, on an all new adventure.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Let me guess....it's going to be Colin Farrell as Riggs

    by Bobo_Vision

    Sonny Crockett, Jerry Dandridge....he's going for the record to see how many classic roles he can slaughter....

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Gibson poisoned this franchise.

    by TenThousandBears

    It'll never work, too many negative associations with that asshole. Unless the new Riggs nicknames Murtaugh "Sugartits" and constantly tells him he looks like a bitch in heat. That would be awesome.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Just got the British 5 disc blu ray LW box.

    by OgieOglethorpe

    It's region-free. I have all the Lethal Weapon I'll ever need right here at home, thank you. Want my butt in a seat in the theater? Come up with something more original.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    So they cant come up with a new Cop movie?

    by Saen

    and they have to remake an old one. That is really pathetic.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    by SavageJuicebox

    NO. STOP IT.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson Should Play The Villain

    by NeonFrisbee

    He could be the leader of a neo-nazi clan / religious extremist terrorist group or something.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Heh nice, Maybe they'll sweet costumes in the reboot

    by mistergreen

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I bet you it will be called...

    by Styrophoamicus

    Lethal Weapons (with the 's' looking like a '5') That, or "Live Free or Lethal Weapon"

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon: Riggs & Murtaugh Rising

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    How come Skip Woods isn't writing the script?

    by exposedfilm

    He's like the best, right?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT

    by Matt

    If this is seriously hapenning just kill me now. Make lethal weapon 5 or leave it alone!

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Jason Patrick and Tyler Perry

    by seabiscuits

    and Leo will be Seth Green

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    And this most definitely will be PG-13

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Then again, the third and fouth movies were pretty PG-13 in general tone anyways. Take out the four-letter words, and they're fairly cartoonish and sanitized compared to the first two movies in the series.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    But make it ORIGINAL...

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Make the Riggs character white, edgy and possibly crazy, oh and recently divorced. He should love the sound of his own grunts, and occassionally rough up an innocent bystander, maybe break his nose or kick him in ass as he passes him in the street. The Murtaugh character should tell all kinds of wise cracking jokes, just gleeking it up for the audience with outbursts like "DAYUMMM!" or "Tito help!" And the Riggs character should insult him and tell him how much he hates rap music and his jive talking ways, and no offense should be taken. This way it lets the audience know the Riggs character is not a real racist or anything. And then, of course, cast some really evil looking Latinos as the bad guys (please name one of them Carlos), so at the very least, black and white members can feel all united and shit. And for the love of God, throw in a hot smoking female cop who 1) grew up an Army brat 2) graduated from honors from an Ivy league school but prefers the vibe of the street 3) is fluent in Spanish to conveniently question the suspect's relatives and 4) is the secret heir to a relative's fortune. Do that, and we got a blockbusta, baby.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Bad idea

    by moviemaniac-7

    Is Hollywood short of original ideas. I've got some, if they need... This will be a bad idea all over & everyone will see it. You know, I know it and Silver fucking knows it too.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Anybody have Dr. Kevorkian's number?

    by Dr Gregory House

    I have have grown tired of this world. Ok, TBers. You know it's coming. Who's taking bets on the announcement date for a Dirty Harry reboot?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    fla fla flunky

    by Rustle

    Hollywood here.. You sir are hired. I've got 15 scripts that need rewriting and clearly you're the man for the job.. You're the next Shane Black. We're gonna make a Bazillion.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Gibson should be

    by Rectal Blowout

    the bad guy this time.

  • Like the man said, just kill off Murtaugh and Riggs, the have someone else take over....better than remake crap

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Ditch the reboot.... BUT

    by Bob

    ....still make the cops names Riggs and Mutaugh, but be no relation to the original whatsoever. And if the guy who played the Police chief is still around, have him be all like, "Riggs and Murtaugh? What the hell is this shit?!" No cameo's either.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Oriongods..

    by Rustle

    You show promise too.. If might have a position for you as Ra Ra Retards assistant..

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    CHRIST, THIS IS AN AWFUL IDEA!

    by Mennen

    WTF is wrong with you, Silver? Get Mel & Danny back (and stop adding so many other characters!). Get back to the original tone and get it done... with Mel & Danny... and Donner.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Busch League

    by yeti

    all these reboots are complete fucking rubbish

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    No one on here seriously thinks...

    by Ironhelix

    ...that Mel Gibson's antics would actually HURT anything that he starred in, do they? If anything, people would buy a ticket BECAUSE he's fucking crazy. Douche-bag liberals are the only people that would actually boycott a movie anyway, and they only go to movies with Sean Penn or Angelina Jolie in them.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    You have to be fucking kidding me.

    by PorkChopXpress

    There needs to be a statute of limitations on remakes in Hollywood. This shit is getting ridiculous.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    danielkurland nailed it.

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Behold, LETHAL WEAPON 5 from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RioQ2EVJJms

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Mel or nothing.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Agreed.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Have the Tea Party organizers busload its members in to his movies. Their racial views are very similar. You go boy.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    DO IT

    by smutpeddlar

    sean william scott and eddie murphy

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    No, no, fucking shit no.

    by Saracen1

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards?

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    That came up with this shit? How do you remake a 20 year old movie that didn't rely on special effects.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Also, thank god Lucas completely owns the Star Wars license

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    Say what you want about the special editions and prequels, but if Fox had the Star Wars rights, we'd probably be on the 3rd "reboot" version by now.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Renner's 5'10"

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Same as Stallone, taller than Cruise and Downey, and taller, my friend, than Mel Gibson, who stands at 5'9".

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I mean, I guess, whatever

    by Gozu

    I'm not going to fucking see it so I don't give a shit. It'll probably be rated PG-13 and star Will Smith and Justin Bieber in post-converted 3D. At least they won't have to ruin the franchise's catchphrase in order to avoid an R-rating.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    mel gibson as the crazy one!!!

    by alice133

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Aw hell, no

    by tomimt

    Wy reboot Leathal Weapon? Besides brand recognition of course and possibility of quick moolah? I really feel like I am getting too old for this shit, almost all of my favourites from 80's and 90's are getting a remake or reboot or what ever the hell they want to call them.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    screw the reboot...

    by bubcus

    change the character names instead. Leave our beloved duo alone. You don't NEED to reboot EVERYTHING.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    B.P & G.C

    by hirsty

    brad pitt & george clooney. ive said since the oceans films these two would make a brilliant cop partnership.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Okay, so here's what you do...

    by elgato73

    Hire, a black actor who has done some good stuff like Terence Howard and make sure you hire a white actor who looks like an action hero, gets along well with his director and crew but is an absolute racist, homophobic anti semitic piece of shit who uses terms like "ovendodger" and that likes to beat and rape women and you're on to making the best Lethal Weapon film ever!!! And if you can't find a white actor like that, hire Mel Gibson and make a film about Riggs and Murtaugh's son.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Gibson was right about the Jews

    by Wookie_Weed

    Scott Feinberg the fucking hypocritical pussy says this about Colin Firth and his shot at an Oscar: "I'm an academy member, and there are a lot of us who won't vote for King's Speech..." Fuck you, Feinberg. Fuck. You.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Maybe King George was right...

    by Wookie_Weed

    ... I mean, Israel and Palestine turned out to be such a fucking brilliant idea, didn't it? So yeah, cast Mel Gibson as Riggs turned bad trying to assassinate a bigshot Hollywood producer named, oh I dunno, Harvey Weinstein, and cast Ricky Gervais as Joe Pesci's cousin.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST

    I give up

    by Mark

    Can't Al-Qaeda take out all the odious studio heads and their loathsome marketing teams? Do some good for a change?

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST

    The decline of the Lethal weapon series...

    by V'Shael

    If you watch them all back to back, it's actually kind of startling to see the very visible decline in quality. As the characters become mere repetitions of their former selves. What starts off as a cool line or a cool moment, gets duplicated for effect to support a weaker story, then becomes a cliche, then becomes a comedic self-reference point, then farce. At this stage, a reboot would be kind of, sort of, welcome. Because the characters are nothing but PG friendly shadows of their former selves now. However, given Hollywoods current predilection for PG action movies, I suspect this reboot will be a soft reboot. And it'll be PG all the way. No way this one will feature topless coked up models falling to their death in the first five minutes, or Riggs picking up an underage prostitute.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    You know what needs a remake? Death Wish.

    by V'Shael

    Only instead of making it about a guy getting revenge on the punks who raped his wife, make it about a gun nut who wants revenge on the people who are bringing the country to its knees to suck the cock of socialism. You'll have the nutty right lining up to cheer for their hero, and the nutty left lining up so they can write point by point rebuttal columns for their blogs and liberal arts degree programs. It's gold, Jerry! Gold!!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    SHIT, COMPLETE FUCKING SHIT !

    by Keith Maniac

    Hollywood is on its arse, this subject is not even open to debate anymore. Its a fact, along the same given logic that water is wet or fire burns you. How much longer are we going to deny ourselves probably quite good movies, by supporting badly written, poorly plotted,pg rated, cgi reliant, tennie-bopper orientated, metro-sexual populated, comic book mangling, wank ? Two years, three, forever ? , how many more summers are the studios going to keep scrabbling for properties fair or foul to make endless Jaws and Star Wars clones, to try and replicate early vintage Lucas/Spileberg herbs and spices ? This is the last fucking straw, only the long hanging threat of a Dirty Harry remake could overshadow this news. So fuck Hollywood, let them eat their own tail and watch the yearly take dwindle to nothing. They've painted their own corner, now fuck em and let them stand in it, tossers !!!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    "Renner's 5'10""

    by buggerbugger

    He'd be even taller if his head wasn't in 1.78:1 ratio.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 24/7

    by HardSteel

    The most lethal weapon yet!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    no no no no no no no no no no

    by Billy_D_Williams

    lethal weapon reboot? just nuke hollywood now and get it over with.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    They fuck you at the drive-thru

    by DrunkyMcLush

    They fuck you, they fuck you, they fuck you!!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:24 a.m. CST

    They're not old enough for this shit, yet...

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    so where are the blu-rays?

    by Bouncy X

    they released that whole video announcement about the 4 movie collection with that new documentary etc... they said fall 2010, whatever happened to that? is there a new release date?

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    When will it end!

    by GM1976

    Enough is enough, I think Hollywood needs to be Rebooted!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Pathetic

    by the_rising

    This is just a disgrace. It will be PG-13, do no business and be forgotten in a week.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    This is a remake, not a reboot

    by Ashen Shugar

    "Same story, new actors" : this feels exactly like a remake. A reboot is a new adaptation with only one or two elements from the original story (sounds more like a spin-off, but with the main character). See the Hulk for example. Still sounfs a stupid idea anyway.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    would rather see.....

    by SatchelpantsRodriguez

    a tango & cash sequal than this shit.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    bouncy x

    by Shawn F.

    You can order the set from overseas and the price isn't all that bad. Check Amazon UK to see if they have it up on the site. I picked mine up in Paris in December and after converting the euros to US dollars, it cost me $50. As for a reboot, may I quote Gibson in saying the idea is "as boring as a dog's ass". Gibbo said it, not me.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    and...

    by Shawn F.

    yes, the blu-rays are region free, they are in English and they look really, really nice.

  • I'm going to punch them repeatedly in the face. I hate that word. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Have Donald Glover play Danny Glover's role

    by Quadrillionaire

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I hate the word reboot too...

    by HapaPapa72

    But I think it's a tie with "viral sensation." I see those words I start foaming at the mouth. Rebooting a perfect cop action movie...sign of the apocalypse? What's next, the Die Hard reboot?

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Fuck This! When is SUBSTITUTE V coming?

    by SmokieGeezer

    Treat Williams IS Karl Thommason!!!!!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but ...

    by WolfmanNards

    The appeal to the lethal weapon movies had nothing to do with the premise. A cop bordering retirement partners up with a cop with a death wish. Not much there. The only reason we liked them was because of the chemistry between Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. Without them, you can't call it Lethal Weapon. Sometimes the world is a fuckface.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Reboot does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    If you want the same old LETHAL WEAPON, but different, then why not team up JASON STATHAM with COCKNEY-VOICE DON CHEADLE and have them as London cops, killing their way through the cast of LOCK STOCK and SNATCH!<p> Proclaiming all the crooks to be 'muppets, ponses, and slags' as they batter them with their truncheons.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Reboot Up Your Ass

    by amrisharmpit

    Harry should start a section on this site called "Reboot Up Your Ass" every time Hollywood announces a reboot or remake. Because that's exactly where every reboot goes and belongs.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Bring back Shane Black or fuck off

    by RobFromBackEast

    That other dude could be a genius for all I know, but give Black a shot first.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Pointless and ridiculous

    by BizarroJerry

    The plot, the story of this movie was not what made it successful. There's nothing all that special about the storyline. The movie was all about the two actors playing off of each other. A "reboot" is pointless.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I like to pretend LW 3 doesn't exist

    by Lou Stools

    I'm not saying LW 4 was great by any means...but it was a helluva lot better than live-action-cartoon-3.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Murtaugh & Riggs die?

    by slappy magoo

    And other cops investigate the death? Didn't they make this movie last year? And they called it "The Other Guys?"

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    v'shael: Deathwish Remake

    by kevinwillis.net

    “Only instead of making it about a guy getting revenge on the punks who raped his wife, make it about a gun nut who wants revenge on the people who are bringing the country to its knees to suck the cock of socialism.“ I dunno. That sounds sorta like Falling Down, and that didn't do so hot. If you're gonna reboot Deathwish, just do Deathwish, with maybe a little bit of Harry Brown mixed in.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Dear Warner Brothers, Fuck You

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    signed, everybody.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Hey Lou, I can semi-agree. LW3 was the weakest

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    of the series, but it's not on the Highlander 2/Rocky V level of movies that didn't happen. There are five Rocky movies. Rocky I - IV, and Rocky Balboa.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Can we get Mac and Dennis Reynolds as Riggs and Murtaugh??

    by TheFifthCylon

    Their version of Lethal Weapon 5 was spectacular!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    This time Riggs will be a black guy, like Don Cheadle

    by Bobo_Vision

    And Murtaugh will be a white guy, possibly Michael Caine.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I never thought of Cheadle as a badass until I saw

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Traitor. He was great in that. Cheadle is a chameleon. He can take on any role. I even bought him as a blond Brit in Ocean's Eleven.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Shit ideas R us LTD !

    by Keith Maniac

    Martin Lawrence (Murtaugh) and that sickly looking young nipper out of "Twilight" (Riggs) team up to discover why a once proud Hollywood studio is horeing out all its old franchises to be given remake overdoses, raped and thrown out of high buildings at Christmas. Also why the general populace are happy to have their trousers taken down at the box office to the tune of £8 - £14 to watch this outpouring of liquid shit. Simon Cowell is the master villain behind this insidious scheme, hell bent on turning all human existance into a mindless landscape of unending misery.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    You know

    by Katet19

    You know it's going to be Channing Tatum and Ice Cube

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Switch the races

    by Hipshot

    That might be entertaining. And would especially piss off the white guys on this board who think it's no big deal for him to say the kinds of things he said. No, he shouldn't go to jail for them, but being a "star" means having rapport with his audience. I'm betting that if he'd said nasty things about George Bush or Sarah Palin, you'd have a stronger, more negative reaction than if he uses the N-word. He's still your boy. Easy to guess why: you feel perfectly comfortable using it yourself, so you give him a pass. May you be happy together.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Horrible idea

    by JoeSixPack

    Please skip remakes of such iconic films. No one would see this movie. Why not drag out Danny Glover and coax Mel into making a 5th movie?

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I want Gibson and Glover, only this time..

    by GoSensGo

    It's Trish that gets kidnapped/killed, and it's MURTAUGH that goes on the bloodlust revenge mission. Riggs goes along to keep him alive. Cus I would really like to see Danny Glover open an insane can of whoop-ass.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy and Jack Black

    by Cobb05

    How could it not be good?

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Call it what it is = A FUCKING REMAKE you amateur

    by Larrylongballs

    You can't reboot a film that has no existence outside of the movie series. Spider-Man, Batman etc yes okay reboot it is as the franchise exists outside of the film series. Lethal Weapon does not have any non film related cannon. Therefore this not only should not be classified as a reboot but the series in and of itself should not be called a franchise. It should not be called a franchise because it was a film series that was never made by anyone other than Dick Donner. You're a FUCKING AMATEUR NORDLING.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    the guy who plays Riggs

    by HornyForHarry

    HAS to seel us that he's likeable, on the edge (lost his wife), crazy and yet GOOD at what he does. KILLING! Mel Gibson already played MAD MAX three times before LW1 was made so at least his chiseled good looks were backed up with gritty badassness. Channing Tatum, Paul Walker or anyone close are tough guys in the wire-work, CGI, bluescreen era. An era of pussys who are more interested in Hollywood after parties than making a solid macho, yet smart and catchy, action flick.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I think Lethal Weapon 1-4 are like prequels to Mad Max

    by HornyForHarry

    at then end of part 4, HERO COP Riggs has a child and a wife. In MAX 1 he also is a HERO COP with a wife and a child. When he loses it all, all his Lethalness returns. You might even say he goes MAD!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    he even grows his mullet back for Thunderdome

    by HornyForHarry

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Do a "female" version and then maybe I'm interested

    by WriteForTheEdit

    With Lethah Weapons doing a cameo.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY!!!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That's what Mel Gibson shoulda said when he got pulled over by those jewish cops.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    THEY FRACK YOU AT THE DRIVE-THRU!!!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    gosensgo, you've obviously never seen

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Predator 2.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I heard Shane Blacks Lethal 5 script was great

    by misnomer

    shame really. I quite enjoyed Lethal Weapon 4, even though it had gone lighter with every sequel. I dont like the idea of classic film series being rebooted though, I really dont.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    "BUT, SIR...YOU'RE BLAKE"

    by AzulTool

  • She was funny in Black Swan.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon is a Social Commentary for Our Times....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    Murtaugh has been wanting to retire for 20 years now...... But like us, will not be able to because Big Business has squandered away our pensions...... 80 is the new 60 I am afraid...... Cue, the guitar riff from Clapton....

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Feinberg

    by DaFiedla

    You idiot, he was quoting an email that was sent to him.....

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    What's the point? ... Really... WHAT IS THE POINT?! (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Chris Burke as Riggs and Emmanuel Lewis as Murtaugh...

    by fustfick

    ...directed by Antoine Fuqua (just because every time the V.O. dude in the trailer says his name it makes me laugh out loud in the theater). Oh, well. Can't be any worse than "Superman Returns." Thanks, WB!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I'm really too old for this shit

    by AsimovLives

    Reboot? Who cares?

  • Battle of the Washed Up Batshit Crazies! I hate the idea of a remake, but I'd probably pay a few bucks to watch that.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Sugartits 2: Weapon Sheather!

    by UltraTron

    The saga of the hottest giant chested cop super bitch fuck machine. She will fuck the bad guys and take it too the man! Waaay better idea.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen as Riggs; Rihanna as Murtaugh

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Shia as Gary Busey! McG directing. Riggs can be an Afghanistan vet who makes five dick jokes a minute. Murtaugh is now a woman who's "not too sensitive for this shit!". Awesome, can't wait. We've all been demanding this for years. Thanks, Uncle Hollywood! What are yo- Stop it. Stop touching me there. Please, stop... I actually wouldn't have much of a problem with studios rebooting/remaking failed projects, but why something that just absolutely sang? Go and remake Hollywood Homicide and make it good this time! Go and fix Hudson Hawk. If only they could be that creative.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    This is getting absurd Hollywood

    by David Cloverfield

    I can understand the rebooting of Superheroes. Even Iconic Horror Franchises. We want to see characters like Speedy of Freddie on the scene. But a buddy cop movie? If they played by different actors, call them something else. Make them new characters. Fuck, call it Lethal Weapon, if you're so into brand recognition. But don't say it's a reboot, you make the whole idea seem even stupider. I supported all of the reboots, I kinda saw the point behind the A-team, the new Trek, all of them. I'm a corporate whore too, but this is where I draw the line. I wouldn't make a Lethal Weapon Reboot, no matter how expensive designer drugs are in Los Angeles.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Not fucking interested...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    not even curious...fuck this movie in the ass before it even gets going. why even call it lethal weapon??? why not call it generic cop movie number 98878? that's all it will be, and hollywood only seems interested in shitting all over the great accomplishments of the past, while adding nothing substantial. Lethal Weapon is pretty much sacred in my eyes, it's a near perfect movie, and no one...no one will be able to do it better than or even as good as Glover and Gibson...it will some some lame, generic, sterile, pg13 dud similar to Die Hard 4...Lethal Weapon was dripping with atmosphere, character, hard core violence...it was cinema. ffs sake hollywood, do you have no shame? who comes up with these remake ideas? please give out their home address.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo

    by RichardLuzT

    oooooooooooo... and so on

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    thefifthcylon

    by Banky the Hack

    Yes, yes, and yes. And DeVito banging some skank.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    From Pathetic Minds come Pathetic Ideas

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Lethal Weapon is a classic. There is no need to reboot it. I agree with Nordling...Riggs will be a burnout from the Iraq war. So predictable...

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    We're going to get bloody on this one, Rog.

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    If they aren't going to make Shane's LW5 Script - Just release it

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I'd like to see what could have been..

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I'm So Close To Being Done With Movies

    by THX1968

    When I hear shit like this. First, there was only two good Lethal Weapon movies - 1 & 2. The last 2 sucked ass. Why this is even being considered blows. This and Top Gun. Make something new for God's sake! They used to do it. There is scripts out there that certainly could become another franchise. Its just so stupid. Epic fail. And though Mel Gibson may have lost his mind in his later years, I can still watch the Road Warrior and Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 and enjoy them just as much as when they first came out. The Road Warrior totally blew my mind when I was a kid. It still does. Gibson's current antics does not spoil the good work he's done. I can separate that shit. Why reboot anyway? Just recast the fucking roles and move along. All this reboot horseshit is driving me absolutely fucking nuts.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    New Warner Brothers Marketing strategy

    by damiankarras

    Warner Bros. planning to place the titles of their entire catalog into hat, and remake those who's names they pull out. Completely embarrassed by the incomprehensible failure of Inception, the studio will no longer finance original content. They claim to be pursuing a new strategy to capture the developmentally disabled and head trauma markets. They're also going to remake The Wild Bunch and probably Westworld. No shit. Who ever is in charge at Warner these days can suck it.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, NO, NO, NO!

    by kevred

    Damn these Hollywood pricks. Damn them all straight to hell.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Not MY favorite cop partners.

    by catlettuce4

    My favorite cop partners are Harley Stone and Dick Durkin.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Star Wars remakes/reboots

    by elansleazenbago

    Ben richards how could they have been any worse? Those prequels were just awful

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon Behind The Scenes

    by Tipsy McStagger

    Does anyone remember the HBO behind the scenes thing they did for the original Lethal Weapon? It was I guess a mockumentary type thing, and I've been trying to find it online. Any help?

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Inconceivable failure of Inception?

    by Shan

    It made more than $823 million globally at the box office.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    This is what happens when you geeks support so many stupid movies

    by AsimovLives

    By having constantly supporting dumb stupid movies all this years, movies like both Transformers, GI Joe and Jar Jar Abrams's Star Trek In Name Only, the studios ar enow convinced that general audiences and movie geeks are made of complete morons. So, it's little suprising that the studios decide to do such a dumb ass decision as making a remake of Leathal Weapon. Dumb movie decisions for dumb idiots in the audiences. they wouldn't know any different. You guys want to stop studios from making such dumb decisions and stop treating audiences as retards? Easy. Stop supporting the dumb movies like those i aforementioned. Start supporting smart good movies like INCEPTION. But not just that movie but all the good smart movies made. INCEPTION's sucess alone might be seen as an exception by the sutios. If you consistently make smart movies box office sucesses while punishing the bad dumb movies with box office failure (as Jar Jar Abram's Star Trek In Name Only should had been), then the studios will get the message. Until then, you only have yourselves to blame. Think about it while you look at your Jar Jar Abram's Star Trek In Name Only's DVD.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    "Inconceivable failure of Inception?" ??? What the hell???

    by AsimovLives

    As shan very well said, INCEPTION earned more then 800 million dollars worldwide in THEATRICAL BOX OFFICE ALONE! My all standards, that's a gigantic financial sucess. Even the USA box office numbers alone are great, counting at $292,500,000 dollars. That's about 75% of the total worldwide box office result of Jar Jar Abrams's SHIT TREK. The later whihc, according to the fools who mistook it for a good movie, was hailed as a "gigantic sucess". INCEPTION dwarfs that "gigantic sucess" by a very wide margin. By all standards, INCEPTION is a truly gigantic sucess. A real gigantic sucess worth of being called that. And then there's the fact that the movie is also a gigantic sucess in what matters most: as a good movie.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Asimovlives but his sarcasm detector is dead

    by Larrylongballs

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Wayne's World is 20 years old this year

    by Larrylongballs

    SCARY!

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    You maniacs, you blew it up!

    by Monica

    Damn you, Damn you all to hell! Now I'm off to read a book.

  • Jan. 25, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Is Nothing SACRED First Total Recall & Now Lethal Weapon

    by Wcwlkr

    Good Lord what's next, Passenger 57? Leave it be Hollywood try to be freaking Original for a change.