Mel Gibson, Shane Black Re-Team On "Cold Warrior"

2/01/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Mel Gibson is in negotiations to star in the spy thriller "Cold Warrior" for Universal Pictures, reports Heat Vision.

According to Heat Vision: Mel Gibson is in negotiations to reteam with his “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black for Universal’s spy thriller “Cold Warrior.”

Black, directing his second movie after 2005's critically acclaimed “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," is tackling a tale 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, while Michelle Manning, David Greenblatt and Anthony Bagarozzi are producing.

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’s "Edge of Darkness,” his first on-screen performance since 2002’s “Signs,” opened this past week, and he just wrapped the Jodie Foster-directed black comedy “The Beaver” and is prepping to shoot his Mexican prison-set thriller “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.”

It’s great to see Shane Black get into the director’s chair once again after “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” which was ridiculously underrated and also had a great performance from Robert Downey Jr. in his pre-“Iron Man” days. Hopefully, teaming up with Gibson again will bring both the director and actor success once again.

Look for the film to shoot later this year.

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