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UPDATED: Donner On LW5 – ‘It’s Back On!’ – ManlyMovie

UPDATED: Donner On LW5 – ‘It’s Back On!’

UPDATED: On the Gilbert Gottfried podcast which was linked to yesterday, for anyone who listened to it, you’ll probably have heard Richard Donner mention the movie.  Briefly, Donner says that ‘it’s back on!’.

Well, Mr. Gibson is no longer persona non grata, and there are people older than Richard Donner directing movies.  So it looks like it’s still a definite possibility.  Even Joe Pesci has come out of retirement for another movie (The Irishman).

So the stars are aligning?

PREVIOUSLY: There has been a lot of talk recently about Lethal Weapon 5.  Well there is always talk about this film but there has been even more talk recently.  But now it might go the way of Alien3 V2.0.

While appearing on the Maltin On Movies podcast, Richard Donner revealed the film was to be titled Lethal Finale but it’ll probably not happen:

“I’m ready to do 5. It’s called Lethal Finale. It’s very dark. And we were all set to go and now Warner Bros. is doing their old-fashioned tricks. Not Warner Bros., there’s this guy who runs the studio who’s great but they have these people in the legal department who do the negotiating in the most counter-productive way. They should be sent to a studio and work with the producers and directors and actors, and learn what makes a film, and then negotiate. But it’s just embarrassing. I wanted to end it on an emotional note, and I don’t think it’s gonna happen.”

Anyone remember the shit they put George Miller through for Mad Max: Fury Road?