'Lethal Weapon 5' is set to happen, producer says


LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 24: Producer Dan Lin accepts Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for ‘The LEGO Movie’ onstage during the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

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Riggs and Murtaugh are reportedly set to ride again.

During a producers roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Lin revealed there are plans to do another “Lethal Weapon” sequel.

Lin, who produced the “Lethal Weapon” TV series and the films “The Two Popes” and “The Lego Movie,” knocked on wood “so I don’t jinx myself” as he said it.

“We’re trying to make the last ‘Lethal Weapon’ movie,” Lin said. “And (director Richard) Donner’s coming back. The original cast is coming back.”

“And it’s just amazing,” he added. “The story itself is very personal to him and to the cast, and so I really want to make that one.”

Lin’s been trying for several years to make it happen, he said, and writer Jez Butterworth is working on the script.

“Mel (Gibson) and Danny (Glover) are ready to go, so it’s about the script,” Lin said. “I wasn’t part of the other four. … As a fan, I want to help to make it happen.”

Gibson’s rep confirmed to CNN that he’s on board. Reps for Glover didn’t immediately respond.

The “Lethal Weapon” buddy cop movie franchise kicked off in 1987 and followed the adventures of police partners Martin Riggs (played by Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (played by Glover).

The last film, “Lethal Weapon 4,” was released in 1998.

A “Lethal Weapon” TV series that didn’t involve the film’s stars ran from 2016 to 2019 on Fox.

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