Midnight Run 2

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Universal Pictures is developing a sequel to Midnight Run, the 1988 action-comedy that starred Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Here's synopsis for the original:

Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan 'The Duke' Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack's in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time. And alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify - the Mob is after him for revenge - and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn't do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled blockbuster from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).

Timothy Dowling (Role Models) will write the script that would bring back De Niro's character, Jack Walsh, and pair him with a younger comedic foil.

The 1988 film carried a budget of about $30 million and earned $38.4 million domestically.

De Niro will produce the sequel with Tribeca Films partner Jane Rosenthal.
 
this is 10 years too late. Deniro is too old to chase even his shadow. Instead of doing that movie Showtime...he should have did this...
 
I absolutely love Midnight Run, though I don't know if this is such a good idea.
 
This is bitter sweet. Midnight Run is a freakin' classic and a sequel would've worked, but it's too late now.
 
Brett Ratner in Talks to Direct Midnight Run 2
Source: Deadline
March 21, 2012



Deadline has learned that Universal Pictures is negotiating with Brett Ratner (Tower Heist) to direct Midnight Run 2 and has set David Elliot and Paul Lovett to rewrite the script. Robert De Niro will reprise his role as bounty hunter Jack Walsh.

Here's the synopsis of the 1988 action comedy:

Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan 'The Duke' Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack's in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time. And alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify - the Mob is after him for revenge - and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn't do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled blockbuster from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).

De Niro and Jane Rosenthal�s Tribeca is producing with Ratner�s Rat Entertainment. Tim Dowling wrote the first draft of the script.

Ratner is also attached to direct Hercules at MGM with Dwayne Johnson starring.
 
All I can say is IF they do this, they HAVE to bring back Elfman do the score:

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Brett Ratner in Talks to Direct Midnight Run 2

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"GET AWAY HER YOU MOTHER ****ER!"
 
De Niro Talks "Bull" & "Run" Sequels

By Garth Franklin
Monday April 23rd 2012 06:50AM
The Tribeca Film Festival has been in full swing over the weekend and one of its co-founders, actor Robert De Niro, was on hand to answer a few questions (via Collider).
One came up about the sequels to "Raging Bull" and "Midnight Run" that are both in the works. The former he has no involvement with, the latter though he's set to reprise his role.
In regards to 'Bull', De Niro says "If somebody comes up with a great, great script, I'd read it and say, 'Yeah, it's great, I'll think about it, consider it, sure." At present William Forsythe is set to star as a much older version of the Jake La Motta character.
In terms of 'Run', the actor explained a bit of the storyline - "well, he's helping the son of Charles Grodin [and] he's gotten himself in trouble, and so that's where we are and the script is being re-worked again. But I hope to do it. It was a lot of fun to do."
 
‘Midnight Run’: Universal Sets Regina Hall To Star; ‘Girls Trip’ Actress Will Produce With Jesse Collins – Deadline

The next edition of Universal’s 1988 cult classic comedy Midnight Run is finally happening after fits and starts throughout the years this time as a sequel we’re told. Regina Hall is set to star and produce in the feature which is being written by Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Aeysha Carr and also produced by Jesse Collins.

I have to assume DeNiro’s in it someway otherwise why are they billing it as a sequel, not a reboot.
 
No De Niro and no Grodin (RIP) so this is a pass for me
 

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