Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
He's off to pastures new...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2014
Netflix Boss Talks Marvel TV Plans
Daredevil and co. might end up meeting the movie characters
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jersey Boys (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Peter Berg Developing Another Rundown
Welcome back to the jungle!

10 December 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Collider

submit to reddit

For some reason it's always been known as Welcome To The Jungle around this neck of the woods. According to director Peter Berg (and some of the dialogue, and the song over the end credits), however, the official title of his 2003 Dwayne Johnson-starring comedy action epic remains The Rundown. It wasn't a film that was greatly loved at the time, but has rightly picked up a fond following in the decade since its release, to the extent that Berg is often asked about a sequel. And hey, it turns out he's had another Rundown in the works for ages!

The original, you'll recall, saw his Rockness playing bounty hunter Beck, sent to Brazil to run down Seann William Scott, encountering a hot love interest in Rosario Dawson, and getting on the wrong side of villainous local magnate Christopher Walken. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a brief cameo, and Ewen Bremner was in it too. There were "boos" on the "grind".

Collider collared Berg on the publicity trail for his Navy SEAL action drama Lone Survivor, and were surprised at the scoopy response to their casual question about the likelihood of a Rundown 2 ever materialising. "People asking about that never gets old," Berg enthused. "We just met with writers, I've talked to Dwayne, I have an actor in mind that I want to work with Dwayne on it. I want to do it! We're trying to do it!"

Nothing in the way of actual detail then, but a definite statement of intent and a strong indication that the thrust of any potential follow-up would be a new and different mission for Beck (rather than any sort of sequel-logic reunion with Scott's character). Does this mean Beck's cherished dream of opening a restaurant fell through? Say it ain't so!

With no deals in place and writers only just in the picture, it's obviously still a way off yet and may never happen at all. But fingers crossed all round: it's just a shame this didn't happen sooner.

Elsewhere in the Peter Berg-verse, the director laments that his mooted Friday Night Lights movie, spinning out from the TV series, is now definitely not happening. He'll next direct Mark Wahlberg in American Desperado, and Lone Survivor, starring Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana, is out in the UK on January 31.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 Back On Track
Bruckheimer makes new deal with Paramount
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)