Max Landis Pitches Idea for 'Lethal Weapon 5'

The 'Chronicles' screenwriter pitched an absurd-but-interesting idea about the possible story for the fifth installment of the buddy cop movie.

AceShowbiz - Rumors about the fifth installment of "Lethal Weapon" series, "Lethal Weapon 5", have been rumbling for years. In a recent interview with Grantland, screenwriter Max Landis ("Chronicle") shared his idea for the possible sequel to "Lethal Weapon 4".

When the topic of making a new adventure of Martin Riggs (%cMel Gibson%) and Roger Murtaugh (%cDanny Glover%) was brought up, Landis said, "The final 'Lethal Weapon', if I have to pocket-pitch it right now, is Murtaugh and Riggs are asked to work with a group of, like, four cops who are younger, who were all involved in an action movie that we didn't see." He continued, "You hear the report, and it sounds like a 'Lethal Weapon' movie: 'They drove a school bus off of an oil rig?' Then Murtaugh and Riggs are assigned to take them on like an Outward Bound program and try to teach them to be better cops and respect authority."

The writer came up with an interesting idea which would possibly become the center of the conflict when the movie is really happening. "Then it turns out the villain from the action movies that we missed is coming to kill them. Murtaugh and Riggs in the woods for the first time in any of the movies, with four characters we really like, do a slasher movie," he pointed out.

Landis also expressed his ideas about making another installment of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise. "You don't want them to be like %cBruce Willis% in 'A Good Day to Die Hard'. You remember that scene in 'Lethal Weapon 3' where they are on the boat and they get in the argument and start crying? That's writing write there," Landis said.

Back in 2014, %cChris Hemsworth% was reportedly offered to play a lead role in "Lethal Weapon 5". The rumors emerged following another rumor that the fifth movie would focus on a younger generation of the cops.

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