22 March 2012 6:48 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I didn’t see Martin Brest’s “Midnight Run” until just a few years ago. Don’t get me wrong — it’s a fine motion picture, and I thoroughly enjoyed the back-and-forth between stars Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. However, the film didn’t live up to the hype, due in part, I think, to my dislike for Grodin. The guy just rubs me the wrong way. Apparently a lot of people adore this flick, so much so that someone wearing an expensive suit believes that we need a sequel. Universal recently hired David Elliot and Paul Lovett, the literary masterminds behind “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, to pen a sequel to the 1988 comedy, which will chronicle the on-going adventures of badass ex-cop Jack Walsh (De Niro). If the studio has their way, “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner will helm the production. God, I can’t even type »

- Todd Rigney

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