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Midnight Run sequel in the works – De Niro in, Grodin out

Posted by LiveFor on March 6, 2010

1988’s Midnight Run was a brilliant film. Robert De Niro as bounty hunter, Jack Walsh chasing down mob accountant Charles Grodin who embezzled millions. Very funny and with a great supporting cast – Yaphet Kotto, Philip Baker Hall, John Ashton, Joe Pantoliano and Dennis Farina. If you’ve not seen it then add it to you LoveFilm or Netflix list.

Now Deadline have the news that Universal are gearing up to make a sequel.

The studio has hired Tim Dowling (Role Models) to write the comedy, with Robert De Niro returning. De Niro is also producing it. Sadly Grodin, who has retired from acting, won’t be back.

The plot has still not been announce but will involve De Niro going after another fugitive.

Not sure a sequel will work as the first one was such a pleasing surprise. Plus of late De Niro’s work has not been as consistent as it used to be. All depends on the script so I’ll be keeping an eye out on this one.

What do you think of the news?

Midnight Run (DVD) – Amazon.co.uk
Midnight Run (DVD) – Amazon.com

One Response to “Midnight Run sequel in the works – De Niro in, Grodin out”

  1. Dan said

    Interestingly, there have already been three Midnight Run sequels, all without the involvement of either De Niro or Grodin. First there was ‘Another Midnight Run’ a made-for-TV affair, then ‘Midnight Runaround’ and finally ‘Midnight Run For Your Life’ all from 1994.

    Sadly, I haven’t seen any of them, but I can imagine they’re not very good…

    The idea of a proper sequel both excites me and terrifies me in equal measure. But if it causes a few people to seek out the 1988 original, that can only be a good thing in my opinion.

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