Mel Gibson will direct "Lethal Weapon 5"

The performer of one of the lead roles in the police action series "Lethal Weapon," Mel Gibson will helm the fifth installment as director. 

Warner Bros. Studios has agreed to replace project creator Richard Donner, who passed away in July 2021.

Note that the fifth film has been in development for many years, during which time the concept has changed several times, and writers have come and gone. Richard Wank, the thriller The Great Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, wrote the latest version.

Gibson himself announced his take on the director's cut while speaking Sunday at an experience with London event. "He (Donner) polished the script and got pretty far into it. But one day, he said to me, 'Look, kid, if I suddenly play the box, you do it.' And I just responded then: 'Shut up. ' But he passed away. When he asked me to do it, I didn't say anything definite. But he managed to warn his wife, the studio, and the producers. So now I will be making the fifth film," he commented.

The timing of the work and a possible distribution schedule are not yet specified. The fourth part was introduced in 1998.

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