Mel Gibson: Returned, Reuniting

On Friday, Mel Gibson will be returning to theaters for the first time since 2002’s Signs in Edge of Darkness. And it looks like he plans to further this reappearance in several ways in the coming year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gibson is currently “negotiating with Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black and Universal to star in spy-thriller Cold Warrior.” The film, written by Charles Monday, would be Black’s second after the very-fun Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang in 2005, and apparently follows the usual formula for an aging action star in that Gibson would play “a Cold War Spy coming out of retirement to confront a domestic terror threat from Russia aided by a younger agent.”

Before that, though, we should be getting to see Gibson in Jodie Foster’s Beaver (ha), as well as in upcoming prison actioner How I Spent My Summer Vacation, which will have Gibson playing a criminal, “arrested after a high-speed, border-crossing chase, who has to survive any way he can in a drug and gang filled Mexican Prison.”

Related Posts: Mel Gibson, Leonardo DiCaprio to don horned helmets for Viking epic; Trailer Watch: Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness; Quick Cut: Summit to pick up Jodie Foster’s Beaver

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 12:29 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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