Universal Pictures appears to be in the process of getting Tower Heist director Brett Ratner to helm Midnight Run 2. Could it possibly be? You bet, as writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett have been hired to write a script. And yes, Robert De Niro will reprise his role from the 1988 action comedy as bounty hunter Jack Walsh.
De Niro is serving as producer with his Tribeca company behind the effort. No word on whether the story requires, and thus if he will appear, Charles Grodin from the first film -- who played Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas.