**TRACKINGB.COM EXCLUSIVE UPDATE**
**We are now hearing that Shane Black may have only handed in a detailed treatment to Joel Silver and that they are taking two old scripts and mashing them together to make LETHAL WEAPON 5… Also hearing that Silver is after Columbus Short for a role**
LETHAL WEAPON 5 IS ON… HERE’S HOW IT WENT DOWN.
Original screenwriter Shane Black quietly wrote the script on spec, without telling anyone… Then, he called Joel Silver and essentially told him he wanted the story to continue and that he had already written the script… We hear this time homicidal Riggs (Mel Gibson) is about to retire, but pulls Murtaugh (Danny Glover) out of retirement to solve one final case, before they both officially head off into the sun…
Gibson and Glover are down to return (although no deals have been signed yet). With the attractive package and a solid script, the picture will go… soon.