'I'm Too Old For This ****' Lethal Weapon 5 aka Lethal Finale...

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  • edited December 2020 Posts: 11,287
    peter wrote: »
    I’m working with Mic Rodgers on a project; he is LWs second unit director, stunt coordinator and Gibson’s personal stunt double.
    He said this is at least a year out from going into production.

    Won't that make Donner at least 91 when cameras begin to roll?
  • edited December 2020 Posts: 283
    Due to his advanced age, I imagine that Donner will likely have at least one other director on standby during the production, for insurance reasons.

    Robert Altman's last film "A Prairie Home Companion" had to do much the same thing with Paul Thomas Anderson essentially shadowing all of the pre-production and filming in case Altman was incapacitated.
  • Posts: 100
    Despite it taking ages I've hoped a proper and dark LW5 would happen for years. There's still gas in the tank and it can be done though I'm truly surprised it's going to happen. Fingers crossed it turns out well.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,021
    Due to his advanced age, I imagine that Donner will likely have at least one other director on standby during the production, for insurance reasons.

    Robert Altman's last film "A Prairie Home Companion" had to do much the same thing with Paul Thomas Anderson essentially shadowing all of the pre-production and filming in case Altman was incapacitated.

    That’s interesting, I didn’t know that.
  • edited December 2020 Posts: 283
    mtm wrote: »
    Due to his advanced age, I imagine that Donner will likely have at least one other director on standby during the production, for insurance reasons.

    Robert Altman's last film "A Prairie Home Companion" had to do much the same thing with Paul Thomas Anderson essentially shadowing all of the pre-production and filming in case Altman was incapacitated.

    That’s interesting, I didn’t know that.

    Well, it is a somewhat extreme example as most big-name directors usually don't want to spend anywhere from 6 months to a year of their life shadowing someone else's movie.

    Typically, it's a lesser-known veteran director with a solid track record, sometimes they may even be a member of the second unit or a producer on the film.

    In this case, though, I'm 95% certain that the studio and insurers are counting on Mel Gibson to step into the director's chair if Richard Donner has to drop out.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 6,021
    Good point about Gibson, yes it’s handy having him there.
  • Posts: 207
    Well if Clint Eastwood can still direct in his nineties then I see no reason Donner cannot do the same. Good on him I say. One last hurrah for the team and one that hopefully would make up for the rather lacklustre LW4.
  • Posts: 4,044
    Bring it on. I like these movies.

    And it's great to have nonagenarian directors working, especially good ones like Donner and Eastwood. I loved Donner's 16 Blocks; he needs to get back in the saddle.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 18,908
    They did an awesome LW5 in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. 😄
  • Posts: 12,138
    I love these films and how they developed the multiple relationships within them. I just hope they don't screw it up?!!
  • RyanRyan Canada
    Posts: 354
    I feel confident that this film will be enjoyable. It doesn't need to reinvent the wheel nor is it even necessary, but I admit that the pure nostalgia trip has me hooked.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited January 6 Posts: 644
    Another Lethal Weapon sequel where our heroes will be definitely too old for this sh*t.

    vs.

    Another Indiana Jones sequel where for our hero, it will absolutely be the years, not just the mileage.


    Look, Hollywood, I know you like playing on our childhood nostalgia, but there’s a limit.
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