Skip to comments.Thor’s Chris Hemsworth Approached For ‘Lethal Weapon’ Reboot
Posted on 05/10/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
These days, reboots are all the rage in film. Now its believed that Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has his eyes set on a Lethal Weapon reboot. If that news isnt exciting on its own, then its who he has his sights set on that should really be the talk of the industry.
The Tracking Board reports that Lin wants none other than Thors Chris Hemsworth to take the lead role in the upcoming reboot for Lethal Weapon. As some of you may or should know, Australian actor Mel Gibson took the title role of Martin Riggs, and it looks like Aussie native Chris Hemsworth may follow in his footsteps.
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Fail. Just like all the other 80s reboots.
It’s official. Hollywood has run out of new ideas.
Ok how many Mel Gibson leathel movies were they I think 4
Epic fail to remake. . Hollywood is. Void of any new ideas
Didn’t they learn anything from Total Recall and RoboCop?
And will he be doing the naked bun shot at the beginning?
Time for Hollywood to shut down, or dynamite the model and start over.
“Its official. Hollywood has run out of new ideas.”
Hollywood themselves may have run out of ideas, but there’s thousands of great books that could be made into powerful, entertaining movies that would make a lot of money if talented screenwriters and directors were utilized.
For example, I’m reading Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” right now, and both it and her “O Pioneer!” could be made into amazing movies. Likewise, I just finished reading Michael Lewis’s “Flash Boys”, which could be made into an awesome movie as well.
Would love to see some smart money found a new studio dedicated to making movies that tell a story. It really doesn’t matter what the story is or what it is about, just so long as the movie tells a great story.
I think “Hurt Locker” was the last movie I remember that told a story, and that was years ago, and I can’t remember the last movie before that that told a great story.
I can’t see it. Bruce Willis made Die hard with his natural deadpan sardonic humor and I just can’t see Hemsworth pulling that off.
I’m really liking “Turn” on AMC about Washington’s Culper spy ring.
Who are they looking at for the Danny Glover part, Jamie Foxx?
Lethal weapon one rocked
Lethal weapon two was full of political crap but was still pretty good
The third one sucked
didn’t see any of the others.
Hollywood is dead.
Spike Lee for Murtaugh?
“For example, Im reading Willa Cathers My Ántonia right now...”
“and her O Pioneer!”
And DONE AGAIN: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105038/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
“I just finished reading Michael Lewiss Flash Boys, which could be made into an awesome movie as well.”
Can’t get much lamer than that.
“Spike Lee for Murtaugh?”
S-u-r-e, why not? And this time the mega powerful dope dealer will be a good guy selling “medical” marijuana while the bad guy can be a racist Donald Sterling type team owner who...
Oh, never mind.
Communist creativity = ZERO.
Just caught the original total recall the other day it holds up pretty well
Didn’t they see Donald Trump’s youtube video....
They couldn’t get Mel because he’s too busy imploding; and, Glover wasn’t available because he’s still in mourning after the loss of his hero Chavez.
You're right. I have a number of books, even a series or two that I'd love to see made into great movies. That is my worry though too. I'm afraid Hollywood would take a great story, full of imagery, character, and values...and apply their "formula" to it. The scenes would be stylized, the characters shallow and easily digestible, the values and morals in the story distorted beyond recognition (even reversed) to conform to current Hollywood fashion.
As much as I'd like to see some of my favorite stories made into movies, I am very, very afraid of what Hollywood would do to them.
Hollywood needs to be rebooted.
Ridiculous. Supposedly even “Weird Science” is getting remade. REALLY?!?! Was there a clamoring for that or for a Lethal Weapon remake?
Actually, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” made both a Lethal Weapon 5 and 6; I’ll say they’re both better than any reboot.
Not really. I am getting ready to go see “The Neighbors” at 1:20PM. I definitely know they have not done this movie before.
can’t come up with original stuff. why see it? by today’s’standards the first one is totally campy. don’t need to see a sideways/darker version. or a new campy one.
they should have stopped after lw#2. even lw#2 sucked w/ the apartheid bullcrap theme.
Well they spent all sorts on the Stuperman reboots and how about that awesome Lone Stranger and after that fiasco they're going have Hammer help destroy The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Because destroying Get Smart with a reboot wasn't enough they're going to try and crush all our childhood favorites.
They’d better not try to reboot “Dirty Harry.” But I fear it’s only a matter of time.
Total Recall was trash. Kate Beckinsale’s looks didn’t hold my attention. Fail.
RoboCop is worth a rental. I had higher hopes for it as the original’s sequels were trash and I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that story in a more gritty light. It wasn’t the turd Total Recall was, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled to pay top buck seeing it in a theater.
You detailed, perfectly, what Hollyweird did to World War Z (that would have made a great TV show ... Far too much material for a movie).
The originals were bad. This can only be worse — beyond bad.
Thank you Perdogg, just dropping in to say ‘hi’!
Time to remake Ishtar.
What’s with all the remakes??
Everything seems to be a reboot these days (music, broadway, art that borrows images from other works, movies, tv).
Most of it passes me by. I don’t buy the daily paper, I haven’t had a tv in 5 years, and I haven’t been to a commercial movie theater in over a year (a friend had free passes, it’d be another year or two before that for me). I don’t listen to music on commercial radio and have no idea what movies, tv shows, stars, or songs/bands are “top 10” or even “top 100”.
I still watch movies from Netflix and buy new albums and see concerts by bands touring new material. I just don’t buy into the rest of it. The only time I’m assaulted with hype for other films is when I watch the trailers on a DVD.
Investors won’t fork over the big bucks unless creators can show them some sort of hook. Remakes, so the thinking goes, have a built-in audience that will boost numbers the opening weekend.
Of course, like anything else, sometimes it works and sometimes it flops.
Reboots also draw renewed interest in the original videos.
In music, cover versions of songs paid off for the producers who owned the publishing on the old material. All sorts of 1920s material hit the charts in the 1950s “rock and roll boom”.
You Can Keep On Knockin’
Are You Lonesome Tonight
You are not missing anything -unless I win a huge lottery and blow it all making my masterpiece sci-fi epic “Rosebud”
The remake I’d Dredd was horrid, the remake or whatever that was of a Terminator was dreadful....
I had people stand slackjawed staring at me when I told them I’d never seen Avatar.
Then they admitted that they’d seen it in 3-D on a big screen, etc. and really don’t think it’d play well on a television.
So much for timeless stories.
I haven’t been in a theater since I was a kid
There’s a nice one at the local museum. Sometimes they even show something I’d want to see (when they aren’t busy pushing the Latin film festival, the gay film festival, the Palestinian film festival, and the Iranian film festival.
You’d think I’m joking but I’m not.
They should hire unknowns and try new things with smaller budgets then.
I totally believe it
The characterizations in the second Judge Dredd film were much better than the first (Dredd in name only, that one was) but the story was weak.
They have a LONG history they could draw from. They have epic tales but scaled it back to people sweeping a locked down tower. Yawn.
Robocop borrowed from the Judge Dredd world. So did Road Warrior.
Speaking of which, there is another Mad Max film (taking place between number 2 and 3) due soon.
I hope they don’t mess it up!
Btw there was an 80s anime, cleaned up for US kids, that would make a pretty good live action movie. The evil bad guy was a tranny or something. Heh. US version was “Battle Of The Planets”.
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