Brett Ratner in Talks to Direct 'Midnight Run' Sequel

It has been two years since Universal first planned a sequel to 1988 action comedy Midnight Run. At the time, both Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin were interested in reprising their roles.

Now the studio has hired G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra writers David Elliott and Paul Lovett to rewrite the script. Additionally, the studio is negotiating with Brett Ratner to direct.
 
Martin Brest directed the original Midnight Run, about a bounty hunter Jack Walsh (De Niro) who is sent to track down bail-jumping, former Mafia accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Grodin). In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack has to take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles, all while evading the Mafia, a rival bounty hunter and the FBI.
 
The sequel will focus on The Duke's son, leading some to speculate that Grodin will be involved in the movie, but as a cameo.
 
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