Peter Berg Doubts 'Friday Night Lights' Movie But Wants 'Rundown 2'
This month, Peter Berg's military thriller Lone Survivor hits theaters, and awards expert Joey Magidson has discussed the possibility of the film entering the Oscar race this season. Now that the film is on the verge of release, Berg is likely gearing up for a new project. However, for those hoping the Friday Night Lights TV series might head to the big screen, the filmmaker told Collider, "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.” But another one of his films might get revived.
In the same interview with Collider, Berg said that he's working on getting a sequel to The Rundown off the ground. For those who don't remember, the 2003 action comedy followed Dwayne Johnson as a tough aspiring chef who is hired to bring home a mobster's son (Seann William Scott) from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. It was a fairly silly premise and the movie was certainly a little goofy, but it was pretty fun. Mentioning the sequel, Berg says, "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. Yeah, we’re meeting with writers now."
We would have thought that a sequel to Hancock would be more likely than The Rundown, but with the amazing run that Johnson has had on the big screen lately, there's no better time to get The Rundown 2 off the ground. It certainly sounds a hell of a lot better than Journey 3 (still supposedly on the way). We're wondering just who Johnson will get teamed up with this time. Knowing how little we got to see of Johnson working with Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, that would be awesome to see, but we'll have to wait until Berg gets a script together first. Anyone excited for The Rundown 2?