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Brett Ratner helming MIDNIGHT RUN 2

Joshua Brunsting

March 22nd, 2012

Someone could stab me in the kidneys with a katana, and I’d die happier not having seen whatever the hell we’re going to get thanks to Brett Ratner, with his next project.

Deadline is reporting that Ratner is set to helm MIDNIGHT RUN 2, a sequel to the beloved film starring Robert De Niro.  Bobby himself is set to return to the franchise, with a script from G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA scribes David Elliot and Paul Lovett coming along for the ride.

Now, while one may scoff at this idea, and frankly, as mentioned above, I have done that very thing, I can’t help but but think this might be a decent project for Ratner. The film fits the broad buddy film that Ratner is best known for making, and De Niro reprising one of his most memorable roles is better than another FOCKERS movie. I don’t have high hopes, actually, far from it, but I also wouldn’t be shocked if this somehow worked. That said, I don't see it moving forward.  Stranger things have happened though.

What do you think?

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