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Mel Gibson Up For Cold Warrior
It's Gibbo and Shane Black: reunited!

28 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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How's this for exciting news to get you through a dull Thursday: Mel Gibson is in negotiations to take the lead in Cold Warrior, the new film by his old Lethal Weapon collaborator Shane Black.

As we reported back in 2008
, Black has been planning to make Cold Warrior his first directing job since the wondrous Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for some time, but it's taken a while. We spoke to him a while ago about the movie, and he had this to say: "It's about old-school espionage versus this new breed of peacekeeper spy," he said. "I think there's a great spy movie [to be made] that's not handheld."

Heat Vision is saying that the script for Cold Warrior was written solely by Charles Mondry, but we'd be amazed if Black hadn't had a major input. After all, the guy's one of the greatest screenwriters around.

As for the story, it will follow a Cold War spy who reluctantly drags himself out of retirement to tackle a new domestic terrorism threat from Russia.

To stop the fresh danger, he teams up with a younger agent. Gibson hasn't locked in a deal yet, but the chance to work with Black again? Surely it's a no-brainer. Although, having said that, Gibson famously turned down the chance to star in a Black-penned Lethal Weapon 5 just over a year ago. Clearly, though, there's no bad blood between the two.

Between this, doing the press rounds for Edge Of Darkness and dark comedy The Beaver, his planned Viking adventure and his soon-to-shoot Mexican prison thriller How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Gibbo is going to be a busy bloke. Still, the hard work should keep him out of trouble, eh?


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Mel the Viking
Interesting interview in the Irish Times last Sunday where Mel talks about making the Viking movie to end all Viking Movies! Now that'd be good! He's says he's never really seen a Viking movie that satisfied him and he wants to make it. I think we can expect action, brutal fight sequence, plenty of gore and some forgotten language in there somewhere! Watch this space. More

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It sounds a bit like Spy Game with Robert Redford playing the older spy and Brad Pitt the younger one. Could be good, providing Shane Black doesn't fall back on his old Shadow Company tricks and gives us something new. More

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More Mel is a good thing, More Shane Black is a very good thing, More Mel and Shane Black working on the same thing is a fucking fantastic thing! More

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