UPDATED: An update on this film. According to MoviesInFocus, Richard Donner isn’t sure whether this movie will happen, but is waiting on a new draft for the script. If it’s to his liking, it will move.
He says that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover cannot wait to return.
PREVIOUSLY: Those Lethal Weapon 5 rumors are still around, and getting stronger. Now, Richard Donner himself has confirmed things are ready.
Appearing on the Spocklight podcast, Donner seems fairly confident that the film will happen and is essentially just waiting on the green light as the script is ready and stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are also ready to go:
“It’s a story I came up with with Channing Gibson, the writer who wrote “Lethal Weapon 4,” and I’m just having to work it out with the studio. If everybody steps up and we all get together, we’ll make it. Mel and Danny are on board. If it doesn’t work out, at least we tried. But there’s a better chance that you will see the movie.”
For those wondering what it might be about, the last time Donner spoke about the story, he said that Riggs and Murtaugh were literally “too old for this shit” and had gone for the quiet life in a fancy RV they bought. Until Riggs crashes it into something in a small town, which leads to chaos, action and violence.