Brett Ratner in Talks to Direct MIDNIGHT RUN 2

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Midnight Run is about to get Ratner-fied. Development on a sequel to the 1988 buddy action-comedy began in early 2010 when word came that Universal was working on a follow-up with star Robert De Niro attached to reprise his bounty hunter role from the original. Now comes word that Mr. Brett Ratner is in talks to direct the sequel and screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett (G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra) have been tapped to perform a rewrite. For those unfamiliar, the first film starred De Niro as a bounty hunter tasked with escorting an embezzler (Charles Grodin) across the country. Hit the jump for more on Midnight Run 2.

Disney Taps G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA Scribes to Pen GARGOYLES Film

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering why anyone would want to take the very gothic and dark Disney cartoon series from the ‘90s to the silver screen. Yet, that is not what this project revolves around. Instead, screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) are the latest to take a crack at a live-action film that involves gargoyles coming to life (the film would be quite boring if they didn’t). The film is said to involve the statues watching over the cities where they are located, as architectural “guardian angels.” For more on the project, hit the jump.

Paramount Developing Sequel to 2005′s FOUR BROTHERS

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While John Singleton’s Four Brothers didn’t smash any box office records ($74 million) or receive huge critical acclaim (52% Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes), I think it’s a solid little flick so I’m happy that, according to THR, Paramount is developing a sequel called Five Brothers.  For those who don’t know, the original was about four adopted brothers avenging the death of their mother. Mark Wahlberg, who came up with an idea for a new story with original writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett, will return to star with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura coming back to produce.  There’s currently no word if co-stars Andre Benjamin and Tyrese Gibson will return, or if Singleton will direct.  Hopefully, the other principals from the first film will come on board, because Four Brothers is good movie, and it’s always nice when smaller, underappreciated films can grab a second go round.

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