SHANE BLACK IS BACK (NOT FOR LETHAL WEAPON)

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09.23.08 42 Comments

Shane Black was the brains behind the Lethal Weapon movies, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight – pretty much all the great wisecrack-y action movies of the 90s. A few weeks ago, the hot rumor was that he was writing a fifth Lethal Weapon. Those now appear to be false, as Variety reports that Black’s next project will be directing Cold Warriors, his first movie since the 2005 Robert Downey-Val Kilmer joint Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Cold Warrior will be based on a script by Chuck Mondry. But the synopsis reads like pure Black, as it teams a retired Cold War spy with a young buck in an attempt to thwart a domestic terrorism threat orchestrated by – gulp! – Russia. [Empire]

So, pretty much your stereotypical Shane Black flick. No cast has yet been announced, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for Sylvester Stallone and Vin Diesel.

STALLONE: Heey oh heeey, I’m too old fuh dis shit.

DIESEL: Lemme show you how it’s done, grandpa.

*Vin Diesel sky surfs*

DIESEL: Class dismissed.

*Vin Diesel strokes pet tiger*

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