Gibson to Reunite with ‘Lethal Weapon’ Writer for ‘Cold Warrior’

Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ spy thriller Cold Warrior, which Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black is directing.

According to Variety, the film is based on a script by Chuck Mondry and centers on a spy from the Cold War era who comes out of retirement to team with a younger agent from the new school to confront a domestic terrorism threat orchestrated by Russia. 

Michelle Manning will produce. David Greenblatt and Anthony Bagarozzi are also producing. This is Black’s first directorial outing since 2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Gibson, whose return to the big-screen after nearly eight years, Edge of Darkness, comes out this weekend, also recently wrapped filming on the Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver. He will begin shooting in March the indie action drama How I Spent My Summer Vacation. He also recently committed to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a pic about Viking culture to be financed by GK Films.

Gibson told Variety that he is hoping to segue to Cold Warrior in June.