A decade after its release, filmmaker Peter Berg is developing a sequel to his action-comedy “The Rundown”.
Also known as “Welcome to the Jungle” in other parts of the world, Dwayne Johnson played an aspiring chef and bounty hunter who is sent to Brazil to retrieve his employer’s wayward son (Seann William Scott).
From the sounds of it Scott won’t be back, instead we’ll see Johnson’s Beck character on a new case. Berg tells Collider:
“We just met with writers, so we’re trying to do it. I really want to do it. I’ve talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I can’t say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it.”
Berg, who is doing promo rounds for his true story tale “Lone Survivor,” also had sad news for fans of his “Friday Night Lights” series – there won’t be a feature film continuation/spin-off:
“There’s not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t. I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”
‘Friday’ started as a film back in 2004, and was adapted into a series in 2006 starring the likes of Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly and Zach Gilford. While the film scored decent notices, the series became highly acclaimed despite so-so ratings. It ultimately wrapped in 2011 after five seasons.