Thor star Chris Hemsworth has reportedly been offered the leading role in an upcoming Lethal Weapon reboot.

According to film website Tracking Board, Hemsworth has been approached to star in the action film which is being overseen by the series' original producer Joel Silver.

Lethal Weapon was a box office hit in 1987 and spawned three sequels with the final part of the series released in 1998.

The storyline for this new addition to the franchise is thought to revolve around the son of an older cop who plans to join the police force. 

It is not yet known if original stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover will be involved in the reboot but it is rumoured Hemsworth would play Gibson's son.

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin and Gangster Squad writer Will Beall are also attached to the project.