Chris Hemsworth has been busy making quite a name for himself over the past few years, with starring roles in movies like Thor, The Avengers and Rush marking some of his career highlights to date, and the Australian star looks like he's been offered the opportunity to take up the leading role in the planned reboot of fan favourite Lethal Weapon.
The news comes from website The Tracking Board, which claims that the actor has been earmarked to take over the reigns from fellow Aussie Mel Gibson.
Unlike other recent attempts at bringing older franchises into the 21st century, it doesn't look like viewers can expect a straight remake of the previous movies, but instead it seems that the new movie will maintain the original universe, but fast forward to follow the son of an older cop who decides to follow in his father's footsteps. Speculation suggests that Hemsworth would play the son of Gibson's iconic Martin Riggs.
There's no news yet as to whether either Gibson or his co-star Danny Glover are set to reprise their roles, but Joel Silver, who produced the original, and Justin Lin, known for his work on The Fast & The Furious, is attached to direct.
As of right now, there's no information regarding a potential release date, or concrete indication of when the movie will enter production.