Lethal Weapon remake in the works

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Remakes are here to stay, and there’s nothing you can do about it. That seems to be the general message Warner Bros are sending out this week.

The studio have unveiled a list of films that they'll be rebooting and/or remaking at some point in the near future. Warning: this list has blood-boiling potential.

Their catalogue of remake-worthy films includes the likes of Lethal Weapon, Westworld, Oh God, The Dirty Dozen, Tarzan and The Wild Bunch.

Of the titles there, Lethal Weapon is the current front-runner, with Will Beall reportedly hired to pen a script for a new film (Mel Gibson's Lethal Weapon 5 is now dead in the water).

Beall recently paired up with Zombieland ’s Ruben Fleischer to write Gangster Squad , which Fleischer will direct.

It all smacks of cynical money-grabbing – using a famous title to draw in audiences where a new title might not be quite so successful. Can something good come out of any of these? Does anybody even care anymore?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.