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MIDNIGHT RUN 2 Hires Writers, De Niro Attached to Reprise Role

Universal Pictures is moving ahead on Midnight Run 2Deadline reports that the studio has hired writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett to rewrite the script. They are also negotiating with Brett Ratner to direct the sequel that has Robert De Niro 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. I may be the only person who mildly enjoyed the first G.I. Joe movie, but it is a bit worrisome to know they are working on the new draft. 
Would you want to see a Midnight Run sequel?

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