Mel Gibson is currently in talks to work with Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black for Universal’s spy thriller Cold Warrior according to Heat Vision.
This will be Black’s second directing job after the absolutely brilliant Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (one of my favourite films of the last decade). Cold Warrior is a story in which a Cold War spy (Gibson) comes out of retirement to confront a domestic terrorism threat from Russia by teaming up with a younger agent. Charles Mondry wrote the script so not sure whether it will have the usual cool funny dialogue that Black’s script often have.
The dealmaking is still in the early stages but it does further Gibson’s plan to get himself back in front of the cameras and back in the public eye.
Gibson is on the slow road back to winning over the public again after all his recent shenanigans. Edge of Darkness, his first on-screen performance since 2002’s Signs, opens this Friday. He has just finished the Jodie Foster-directed black comedy The Beaver and is prepping to shoot his Mexican prison-set thriller How I Spent My Summer Vacation.