Mel Gibson actually thinks the new owner of Warner Bros, David Zaslav, is going to make a movie with him. The movie in question is “Lethal Weapon 5,” which no one — no one — wants to see.
Gibson actually told Screen Rant: “It’s [coming along] great, we’ve got a really good screenplay that I developed. Well, Donner developed it, Richard Donner, of course, developed it with Richard Wenk, and they had a really good template. I had the honor of sitting down, after Richard passed away, with the writer and doing a couple more drafts and trying to do it in the spirit of what we thought Donner might [want], because I knew the guy so well. We tried to get that flavor, and we were pretty happy with what we came up with. The only delay is now with all the shake-up at Warners, with Discovery coming in and the new boss, and they chop everyone else up and throw them away and get new people. It always takes time for these companies to regroup, so that’s been a delay, but I’m pretty confident we’ll get this one up on its feet, probably shoot it in the first quarter of the New Year.”
It’s hard to imagine that Zaslav, who is Jewish, would commit fifty or sixty million dollars to Gibson, who in 2006 told a Los Angeles cop that “the Jews caused all the wars” and also denies the Holocaust happened. Gibson’s history of anti-Semitism is now so codified he is a pariah in the business. Also, he’s a noted racist. Zaslav doesn’t need that headache.