Mel Gibson, Shane Black Reunite for Cold Warrior

Seems like I'm writing a lot about Mel Gibson lately. That's good. I've missed him on the big screen, and generally enjoyed his return to form in Edge of Darkness. Now it looks like we might be seeing him go back a little further, as it's being reported that Gibson is in talks to reteam with Shane Black for the buddy Cold War film, Cold Warrior. Shane Black was the writer behind the Lethal Weapon franchise which helped forge Gibson into the megastar he is today. Black's last film was his debut in a directorial role, the buddy crime caper Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Gibson would star as a spy who comes out of retirement in order to stop a terrorist threat from Russia during the Cold War. He will be teamed with a young, upstart agent. No word on who that role will be filled by. The script was penned by Chuck Mondry, who at last check has a Hollywood writing resume approximately the size of my own. I'd be much more confident if Shane Black was scripting as well, rather than simply directing.

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