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Max Landis has a very cool idea for (a hypothetical) Lethal Weapon 5…

August 24th, 2015 by Irwin Fletcher Comments


Den of Geek have posted an article about Screenwriter Max Landis describing his idea for a Lethal Weapon sequel, if one was ever made.

Upon being asked if he’d ever make a new Lethal Weapon film, Landis not only replied with a “yes” but also gave his pitch for it:

“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. 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. 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.”

While it is more likely for there to be a reboot of the franchise at least we can use this pitch to all imagine what a Lethal Weapon 5 film would be like.

Max Landis’s current film, American Ultra is out in cinemas on 4th September this year.

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