Midnight Run sequel?
Robert De Niro returns to Midnight Run for a sequel, and not only will he star in the film but he'll also produce.
With De Niro not really the actor we once coveted on screen, and being known these days more for his comedic roles, I wonder if this is just going to turn out to be another run of the mill comedy, rather than the images of a De Niro Midnight Run sequel should really conjure up.
First of all the accountant is being chased by the Mafia, then the bounty hunter is racing against a rival bounty hunter who wants to bring in the accountant for the huge fee, and at the same time the FBI are trying to steal the witness out from under him as they want him to testify against his Mafia boss. Meanwhile the bounty hunter just wants to get him back to his office to get the reward and save his business.
This time around the script is going to see De Niro's old bounty hunter character taking a much younger criminal back across country for his reward. Perhaps they'll also think of making him a black comedian and hitting on other similar films which have been just as successful, if not more.
I have to say that I'm really not that excited about this idea. It sounds formulaic and sub standard, but then that's been De Niro's career in front of the camera for some time now.