De Niro Up For A “Midnight Run” Sequel

Universal Pictures is looking into developing a sequel to 1988 action-comedy road movie “Midnight Run” says The Hollywood Reporter.

In the profanity-laced original, Robert De Niro starred as a bounty hunter on a cross-country journey attempting to bring back his latest catch, an embezzler (Charles Grodin).

Timothy Dowling (“Role Models”) will pen the script for the follow-up which will team De Niro’s character with a young comedic foil. De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will produce.

Though not a major hit, the film was critically well-received and has scored a strong following in the two subsequent decades since it’s release.