When we first started to hear about a sequel to the late-’80s buddy comedy/thriller Midnight Run, the word was that only Robert De Niro was expected to return. Original co-star Charles Grodin has more or less retired from acting, and director Martin Brest hasn’t made anything since 2003’s Gigli — seemed like he wouldn’t be the guy tapped to direct the new film.

And yet here we are, with word that both Grodin and Brest are being courted for the return. I honestly can’t decide if this is brilliant, or a misguided ploy to get lightning to strike the same project twice. Read More »