Robert De Niro Is Waiting For Midnight Run 2

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:41 am,

midnight run Robert De Niro Is Waiting For Midnight Run 2

Everybody Runs was the tagline for 2002’s Minority Report – it could also be used as the strap line for the in-development Midnight Run 2.

Yes, that’s right folks, Robert De Niro is getting ready to dust off his leather jacket from the 1988 bounty hunter buddy film and make a sequel to the Martin Brest directed film.

The original road movie saw De Niro star as bad-ass bounty hunter Jack Walsh as he tracked down embezzler Charles Grodin. However, the case and Grodin turn out to be more than De Niro had anticipated.

Timothy Dowling, the writer of Role Models and the forthcoming Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day has been hired by Universal Pictures to write a script for the film which will see the return of De Niro’s Walsh as he tracks down (and I presume captures) a younger comedic partner.

There have been rumblings of another Midnight Run for a while now, but it’s believed that De Niro only gave serious consideration to the film whilst making Little Fockers.

While the original Midnight Run wasn’t a massive hit ($38 million) it did get great reviews and a cult following on VHS (maybe some of our older readers will remember that) and it spawned a few, not very good made-for-television spin-offs. It’s no surprise that Universal is making a sequel; The original film did have follow-up potential and Universal always like to make good use of whatever films they have in their library.

Midnight Run sequel Robert De Niro Is Waiting For Midnight Run 2

It’ll be interesting to see if Martin Brest returns to direct Midnight Run 2, as a the director of the original and the first Beverly Hills Cop. it’s easy to see that he knows his way around the action-comedy genre – but will he be allowed out of “director jail” after writing and directing the massive commercial and critical disaster Gigli?

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I’ll leave that up to you to ponder.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. If Michael Bay could still be allowed to make movies after Pearl Harbor, the powers that be should let Martin Brest direct this. Brest is a legend and no legend bats 1,000. Gigli was not so mind numbingly bad that it should warrant a lifetime ban.

    Michael Bay still craps up the screen, the difference is that we have an audience that revels in coprophagy.

    Heck, even Roman Polanski still directs and not everything he's done is watchable.

  2. That's funny you said Pearl Harbor which had Ben Affleck in it, and Gigli starred Ben Affleck…it seems like there's a common problem there :P

  3. That's funny you said Pearl Harbor which had Ben Affleck in it, and Gigli starred Ben Affleck…it seems like there's a common problem there :P

  4. I'm really surprised they're doing a sequel instead of a remake. I know you guys pretty much hate the idea of remakes, but does it really make sense to make a sequel of a movie that's not that well known? I can understand sequels to Die Hard and Indiana Jones, because those are popular franchises. Not to mention, Robert DeNiro is a good actor, but he's not going to draw the crowds.
    If you ask me, remake is the way to go with this film. Then, if it does well, do a sequel.

  5. I remember liking this movie, but is it worth “adding on to?” I doubt it very much.

  6. I remember liking this movie, but is it worth “adding on to?” I doubt it very much.

  7. i would se another midnight run if de niro wasn’t so political now.

  8. I hope they do make a sequel to midnight run even though Dennis farina is dead and can’t reprise his role as jimmy Serrano instead they could get Christopher walken, al Pacino, joe pesci, Harvey keitel,etc.

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