The headline says it all, y’all. From
Universal has started the wheels moving on a sequel to the 1988 classic comedy Midnight Run.
The studio has hired Tim Dowling [Role Models] to write the comedy, with Robert De Niro reprising his role as Los Angeles-based bounty hunter Jack Walsh. No word on the plot, but Walsh will chase a new fugitive. Charles Grodin, who retired from acting to become a broadcast journalist, won’t return.
I was a big fan of the original Midnight Run, and for the sequel, I’d like to humbly request that they just take the same title and make it a Harold-and-Kumar-esque romp about Nick Nolte and Rip Torn’s quest for late-night Taco Bell.
NOLTE: Aw, hell, Rip let’s get outta here. This ain’t a Taco Bell, it’s a bank.
TORN: The hell it is.
TORN: Gimme your goddamned tacos.
NOLTE: Ask the sonovabitch if he’s seen my satchel.