Berg Wants Jonah Hill For “The Rundown 2”

Over a decade since the action comedy “The Rundown” (aka. “Welcome to the Jungle”) hit cinemas in 2003, director Peter Berg has once again been discussing potential ideas for a sequel.

The first film starred Dwayne Johnson as a tight-lipped bounty hunter set to locate his employer’s son (Seann William Scott) in the Amazon, the pair fall afoul of a tyrannical treasure hunter (Christopher Walken) and must work together to survive.

Played mostly for laughs, the film has nevertheless earned a small following who’ve expressed a desire to see Johnson’s character return for another adventure. Berg himself, out doing promo rounds for “Deepwater Horizon,” tells Collider he remains interested in directing a sequel but it comes down to both cast scheduling and the right co-star. In fact, he has one in mind:

“We’ve been talking about it. You know, I wanted to do it with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. If I could get Jonah Hill, I’d do it tomorrow. If I could get Dwayne and Jonah Hill, I’d do it tomorrow… Anything’s possible. We want to do it, it’s just hard to get everybody, you know. It’s on our minds. We actually wrote a script. But I want Jonah Hill, so reach out to Jonah. Pressure Jonah to do it. If Jonah Hill would do it, I’m in.”

Johnson’s scheduling will likely be more of an issue, the actor already locked up for numerous projects with his dancing card so full that some of the films he’s attached to are effectively stalled until his time frees up – which won’t be for a while yet.