‘Lethal Weapon’ Remake Moving Forward at Warner Bros.

The studio is also considering remakes of ‘The Wild Bunch’, ‘Westworld’, ‘The Dirty Dozen’, ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Oh, God!’
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‘Lethal Weapon’ Remake Moving Forward at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. developing a Lethal Weapon remake with writer Will Beall Warner Bros. is ramping up development on its remake slate with such titles as Lethal Weapon, The Wild Bunch, Westworld, The Dirty Dozen, Tarzan and Oh, God!.

The studio's new priority on remakes comes after the departure of Warner executive Jessica Goodman at the end of 2010. Warner Bros. is now reorganizing her portfolio of projects, which will be getting new leases on life.

The Lethal Weapon remake is the first project to move forward, with the studio hiring Will Beall to write the remake script. Beall is a former LAPD detective who garnered attention for his writing with the script Tales from the Gangster Squad. Beall's pitch maintained the buddy-cop theme with a hard-R edge that the studio was looking for.

The Dirty Dozen and Tarzan remakes have been in development for many years. We reported back in 2008 that Stephen Sommers was directing the Tarzan remake, although a deal was never made. In 2007, we reported that Zak Penn was writing the Tarzan remake, although it is unlikely he is still involved with the project.

As for The Wild Bunch, it is believed that Warner Bros. is enticed by the success of the True Grit, to make their own mark with a new Western remake. The Ethan Coen/Joel Coen remake has made over $129 million at the domestic box office since its December 22 release.

You can CLICK HERE to read about a number of theoretical scenarios that could play out for these new projects.

Lethal Weapon was released January 1st, 1987.

The Dirty Dozen was released June 15th, 1967.

Tarzan comes to theaters July 1st, 2016.

Oh, God! was released October 7th, 1977.

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  • instead8909 • 4 years ago

    I'll ignore this one

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    • titanictom • 5 years ago

      Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!!!1Martin Riggs's Not the only Crazyyy in Town!!!!!!

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      • emmytt • 5 years ago

        why!?

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        • vanboy • 5 years ago

          Oh, God! was already remade. It was called Bruce Almighty. I've been hearing about Westworld for yeeeeeeeears, back when Arnold The Govenamtor was poised to be in it, before his political career started. Maybe it's finally getting off the ground. I was telling my buddy that Josh Brolin should play the part that his father James played in the original. And Jason Bateman could play the Richard Benjamin character. I know that the robots that become self aware and take over has been done too much, but this is one of the first, so it has the right to be made without looking like it's trying to copy something else, and keep it faithful to the original. I hate when director change things so much from the original, that it sinks the movie, like the remake of The Fog. There are a it of fans, and if they change everything, fans will be alienated and spread the bad word of mouth. I know I will.

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          • angelheart1016 • 5 years ago

            @Narrator Thanks for that ! People just have to read the whole story before making any accusation.

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            • messenger • 5 years ago

              Guys, guys, guys, the originals are still here. That's what matters. Don't go watch it, I'll go see LW before I will the new Spider-man.

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              • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                @Narrator oh. lol thanks man. I didnt read his entire comment, I was just angry at the very notion of that

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                • cupid • 5 years ago

                  Why do they do this Sh*t.

                  Get some new stuff an stop remaking classic.

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                  • narrator • 5 years ago

                    Lol @Dave. @Angelheart was simply stating that with the way things are going I don't doubt that we'll see such dastardly moves. While comparing or aligning Lethal Weapon with the likes of Casablanca is a little weird, I see his/her point.

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                    • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                      @Block lmao

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                      • kguy • 5 years ago

                        @Dave ANGEL DUST, MAN!! LOL!

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                        • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                          @angelheart a remake of "Gone with the wind" "CASABLANCA" or "sound of music" what in the hell are you smoking?

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                          • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                            F*CK YOU!

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                            • kguy • 5 years ago

                              Wake up!! And try to have new ideas, not a remake, but a new NEW film, not inspired by something. You guys are filmmakers, make your own story once at least. I create stories all the time, it's so easy.

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                              • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

                                If you're going to remake Lethal Weapon, how bout waiting at least 44 years after the original, not 24. 2031 just feels better to me! I know I can wait that long to watch it. Now the Wild bunch might be cool, if done right.

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                                • Omega007 • 5 years ago

                                  YOU GOT TO BE KITTING ME , WHAT HAPPEN TO LETHAL WEAPON 5. stop remaking classic you F*CKS.

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                                  • narrator • 5 years ago

                                    A much as I want to say, "Over my dead body," this could surprise some people... .. ...

                                    .. ... .. *thinks about it in one second as he sees the Dirty dozen up there as well*... .. ...

                                    Oh f*ck it, over my dead body.

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                                    • seawolf63 • 5 years ago

                                      Hollywood can make remakes until they are blue in the face; the fact of the matter is, we can simply ignore these abominations and continue to watch those ORIGINAL classics that we adore. Perhaps after lackluster profit margins they will come to their collective senses, perhaps, but I doubt it.....

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                                      • justhim-sir • 5 years ago

                                        Remake the ones that is not classic and haven't been shown a thousand times on tv.

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                                        • TheDarkJoker • 5 years ago

                                          F*ck no. Watch them put like Jason Stathom as Riggs. If that ever happens I wont watch it

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