- MIDNIGHT RUN 2
|Brett Ratner looks like he will direct Midnight Run|
Universal Pictures has just landed G.I. Joe scribes David Elliot and Paul Lovett to pen the screenplay for Midnight Run 2. Brett Ratner is also in talks to direct. The film will feature Robert De Niro, who will reprise his role as gruff bounty hunter Jack Walsh.
Deadline reports that the sequel to the 1988 original will continue the storyline of Walsh, "the ex-Chicago cop who, when last seen, set free the turncoat mob accountant The Duke at LAX and walked away with a wad of cash he'd use to open a coffee shop."
So far, there's been no word from Charles Grodin whether he'll once again co-star as De Niro's foil, Jonathan Mardukas.
Robert De Niro seems to be attached to reprise his role as bounty hunter Jack Walsh. The film will be produced by De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca along with Ratner’s Rat Entertainment.
Tim Dowling wrote the first draft of the film early last year. The sequel will "continue the storyline of Walsh, the ex-Chicago cop who, when last seen, set free the turncoat mob accountant The Duke at LAX and walked away with a wad of cash he'd use to open a coffee shop." At this time, it is not known if Charles Grodin will reprise his role.
Ratner has a lot of experience directing buddy comedies after getting his start with Rush Hour. Elliot and Lovett (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) are working on the sequel to Four Brothers, which they also scripted.