The recent merger between Warner and Discovery sent a lot of prospective projects (and even some basically finished) down the toilet. A lot feared that Lethal Finale (Lethal Weapon 5) might have been a casualty in this merger.
This week, speaking to JoBlo, Mel Gibson says:
“It’s in the works, you know? It’s one of those things whereby it’s a no-brainer if you ask me. I’ve worked on the screenplay, which, of course, was started by Donner (the late Richard Donner)…and of course, he and a guy had a pretty good template going. Donner, of course, passed away. And then I sat in and we kind of finished up the script and I had a blast working with Richard Wenk- the writer. You know, it’s a pretty good document. I dig it a lot. I think what’s held it up is that at Warners, they’re changing hats over there…you know…this guy got fired, and this guy took over and Discovery and all that stuff. You get lost in the shuffle sometimes as they try and regroup and sort themselves out. It’ll come. I’m not quite sure when but it’ll happen.”
Well that can be taken different ways. Reading between the lines it looks unlikely, but Mel says ‘it’ll happen’. It would be nice if the ‘Maverick Effect’ takes hold and helps out…