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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 7, 2008 |

It’s funny — 21 years ago, Danny Glover’s Roger Murtaugh first uttered what would become an oft repeated phrase in the Lethal Weapon franchise: “I’m too old for this shit.” By the time Lethal Weapon 4 rolled around in 1998, everyone involved in the franchise was too old for this shit.

But there’s money to be had, folks. And Shane Black, who occasionally strikes gold (Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) has written a script for a fifth installment, and it’s being fast-tracked by the powers that be. Danny Glover is nearly 65 now, and most states have mandatory retirement ages for cops between 55 and 60. But this time, according to the spec script description, they’re really going to retire. They just have to solve one last case. No. Really.

But so help me God, if they bring back Joe Pesci for this installment, I’m going to choke someone. What we do know, however, is that Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard) has been approached about playing Murtaugh’s son. Otherwise, it’s not even certain that Glover and the Jew hater will return, though I suspect if there’s money involved, they’ll be all too happy to come back. Gibson hasn’t really been in front of a camera in five years, but he’s got three projects in the works (he plays a cop in two of them).

Lethal Weapon 5 On the Fast Track

Just Retire Already / Dustin Rowles

Industry | October 7, 2008 |

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