Brett Ratner Set to Direct Midnight Run 2
Brett Ratner is in talks to direct Midnight Run 2, the sequel to the beloved 1988 action comedy. Robert De Niro is attached to reprise his role as bounty hunter Jack Walsh. Universal Pictures has also set screenwriting team David Elliot and Paul Lovett to rewrite the script, reports Deadline.
In ‘Midnight Run’, an irritable bounty hunter (De Niro) whose supposedly easy retrieval of a passive mob accountant (Charles Grodin) turns into a gauntlet of hit men, FBI agents, and rival bail bondsmen.
‘Midnight Run’ had three made-for-TV sequels starring Christopher McDonald (NBC’s Harry’s Law) ‘Another Midnight Run’ (1994), ‘Midnight Runaround’ (1994) and ‘Midnight Run for Your Life’ (1994).