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Release Date: TBA
Production Phase: In Development
Studio: Universal Pictures
Who's Making It: Shane Black (Director), Chuck Mondry (Screenwriter), David Greenblatt (Producer), Michelle Manning (Producer), Anthony Bagarozzi (Producer)
Premise: A Cold War-era spy comes out of retirement to help assist a younger contemporary with a Russian terrorism threat.... More »
What We Think: Back in the 1980s Shane Black was the hottest screenwriter in town for action films. He created the Lethal Weapon franchise and then gave us The Last Boy Scout and The Long Kiss Goodnight, action... More »
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lethal Weapon star Mel Gibson is in negotiations to play the lead role in Cold Warrior for director Shane Black, the writer of Lethal Weapon. The deal would see the Braveheart Oscar-winner play a Cold War spy come out from retirement to lend his assistance to a younger agent trying to stop a terrorist threat emerging from Russia.
This will be Black's second film as a director after 2005's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Three years after making his directoral debut with the black comedy/action flick Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black has found his next assignment for Universal Pictures. Cold Warrior is being described by Variety as a story about a Cold War agent who comes out of retirement to work with a younger agent on a terrorist threat that emerges from Russia. The screenplay for the film was written by Chuck Mondry and the producers will be David Greenblatt, Anthony Bagarozzi and Michelle Manning. If you follow script sales then the names of Mondry and Bagarozzi may be familiar to you; they were writing partners who sold their spec script Tick-Tock to Columbia Pictures back in 2000 for a cool million bucks.
Black made a name for himself by writing the original Lethal Weapon film for producer Joel Silver and then went on to write a number of high concept action movies that featured conflicted heroes. After selling his script for The Long Kiss Goodnight to New Line Cinema in the early 1990s and watching the movie go on to become a dud at the box office, Black too a decade long hiatus from Hollywood before returning in 2005 as the director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)