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?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
I would watch it, or Hancock 2.
OfficialJab on Dec 9, 2013
I'm all for this! I fucking love the original Rundown. One of those films I watched over and over when I was younger.
Nielsen700 on Dec 9, 2013
Such heroic nonsense on Dec 9, 2013
The rundown was a great film, it really showed the range the rock had back then and he sure has grown since then. It was a bit silly but thats seriously what I loved about it + the action! Oh and Christopher Walken was epic! Please make The Rundown 2!
cg on Dec 9, 2013
Rundown was a blast. I loved the 'fantasy violence' tag it's given with the rating. Combination of practical+wire action makes it so much more enjoyable to watch. A bit ridiculous at times but that's the fun part.
Nick Sears on Dec 9, 2013
Yeah RUNDOWN 2 or WALKING TALL(ER).
DAVIDPD on Dec 9, 2013
Yes! Do it!
Jimmy Love on Dec 9, 2013
The Rundown is just one of those movies that I catch half-way through on cable and just have to finish watching. I love it!
Morvidus on Dec 9, 2013
Loved The Rundown, would definitely welcome a sequel.
grimjob on Dec 9, 2013
Hell to yizzes
Sky on Dec 9, 2013
He relieved her of her artifact!!!
Guest on Dec 11, 2013
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