Screen Junkies » Lethal Weapon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:40:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Gangster Squad’ Writer Remaking ‘Logan’s Run’, Everything Else http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-writer-remaking-logans-run-everything-else/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-writer-remaking-logans-run-everything-else/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:46:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204944 Remaking classic films seems easy. Just take the original and add zombies. Or Rihanna.

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Will Beal is a remake machine. The Tales From The Gangster Squad writer has recently been given the keys to Hollywood with scripting duties on both the Logan’s Run and Lethal Weapon remakes.

Logan’s Run tells the story of a futuristic society where citizens are murdered off on their 30th birthdays and the one man who tries to escape the mandatory death sentence. There are no minivans in this society. Lethal Weapon, of course, tells the tale of mismatched partners who beat the crap out of each other and do cool things like kill bad guys with surfboards and pool covers.

As the former cop Beal’s work hasn’t hit theaters yet, it’s hard to form an opinion one way or the other about how well he’ll do with these iconic properties. But I’ll just go ahead and say good job because I don’t want any trouble with the police. Remakes are a good thing that should happen always forever. Also, that girl told me she was 25.

I would have never rented her that car otherwise. (THR)

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Reboot: Gibson Gettin’ Too Racist For This Sh*t http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lethal-weapon-reboot-mel-gibson-gettin-too-racist-for-this-sht/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lethal-weapon-reboot-mel-gibson-gettin-too-racist-for-this-sht/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:59:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=19221 All signs point toward the quintessential buddy cop franchise is getting the oh-so-trendy "reboot" in the near future.

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All signs point toward the quintessential buddy cop franchise getting the oh-so-trendy “reboot” in the near future. It appears that Mel Gibson, the star of the first four episodes, has found his way into some public relations problems recently and Warner Brothers thinks it best not to touch him with a ten-foot pole. As for Danny Glover, no announcement was made, but they’re probably just sick of his face.

No casting or timeline info has been divulged by the studio, only that the project has been reassigned to another exec to be rescued “from development hell.” Sounds promising. We can undoubtedly expect the studio to go younger with the leads in the hopes of hanging their hat on another decades-long franchise. In their coverage, The Hollywood Reporter suggests Jeremy Renner, which is a solid, if uninspired, choice. A female lead could do more to cross demographics, so don’t be surprised if “I’m too menopausal for this shit!” starts adorning t-shirts the nation over. The buddy-cop genre lends itself to so many different classifications of actors that trying to find the perfect two is a fool’s errand. Can anyone definitively say if Vin Diesel and Taye Diggs would be any better or worse than Ashton Kutcher and Jeff Goldblum or Jason Segel and Angelina Jolie? Probably not, but that won’t keep the internet from trying.

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