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Peter Berg and Dwayne Johnson are discussing a sequel to The Rundown

12.09.2013by:

Do you guys remember THE RUNDOWN? I do. It was a fun action movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Sean William Scott and directed by Peter Berg. It played like RUSH HOUR crossed with INDIANA JONES and had some nice supporting roles from Christopher Walken and Rosario Dawson. While it didn't fare well at the box office it has enjoyed a nice following since hitting DVD. Now, the 2003 flick may be getting a second life in the form of a sequel.

While Peter Berg lost a lot of respect from fans after BATTLESHIP, his upcoming release LONE SURVIVOR looks to be a return to form and a potential awards contender. During press for the movie, Berg was asked about reuniting with Johnson and he had this to say about THE RUNDOWN:

I really want to do it. Ive talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I cant say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it.

A sequel may not be such a bad idea as Dwayne Johnson could use a franchise all his own and his character in THE RUNDOWN, Beck, was a good use of both his comic timing and his action prowess. The question is which actor Berg is thinking of pairing with Johnson. As you may recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo in the movie and that would be a cool pairing on the big screen, but I would settle for Mark Wahlberg taking Sean William Scott's place.

What do you think of a potential sequel to THE RUNDOWN?

Source: Collider

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7:45AM on 12/10/2013

Awesome news.

Btw in Australia it was known as Welcome to the Jungle.
Btw in Australia it was known as Welcome to the Jungle.
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1:09AM on 12/10/2013

Bring em both back

JOmygod had a good idea with Chris Pratt, but honestly Id prefer to see SWS back in it. They played off each other hilariously. Apart from that, I think both of them have only gotten better and more versatile over the years, the Rock in Snitch/F&F and SWS in Goon. Bring it on!
JOmygod had a good idea with Chris Pratt, but honestly Id prefer to see SWS back in it. They played off each other hilariously. Apart from that, I think both of them have only gotten better and more versatile over the years, the Rock in Snitch/F&F and SWS in Goon. Bring it on!
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12:00AM on 12/10/2013
This definitely deserves sequel.superb buddy action-comedy.reminds me of Adventure film Romancing the stone.should go with SWS.he is a great sidekick
This definitely deserves sequel.superb buddy action-comedy.reminds me of Adventure film Romancing the stone.should go with SWS.he is a great sidekick
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11:11PM on 12/09/2013
I would like to see Peter Berg work with The Rock again. But it doesn't have to be a straight sequel to The Rundown. Make it original, in the same action-comedy vein, and I'll be there in a jiffy.
I would like to see Peter Berg work with The Rock again. But it doesn't have to be a straight sequel to The Rundown. Make it original, in the same action-comedy vein, and I'll be there in a jiffy.
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10:13PM on 12/09/2013
Such an underrated movie. I may be the only one but I can't stand Wahlberg. I could see Chris Pratt along with SWS and Dwyane Johnson in the next one and please bring back Rosario too!
Such an underrated movie. I may be the only one but I can't stand Wahlberg. I could see Chris Pratt along with SWS and Dwyane Johnson in the next one and please bring back Rosario too!
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9:12PM on 12/09/2013
The Rundown is a great action film and argurably Johnson's best film (along side Faster). Would love to see a sequel WITH Seann William Scott back as well.
The Rundown is a great action film and argurably Johnson's best film (along side Faster). Would love to see a sequel WITH Seann William Scott back as well.
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7:46PM on 12/09/2013
The Rundown is by far the most entertaining movie with The Rock in it. It never failed to crack me up with the monkey scene and Walken's deadpan explanation about the tooth fairy. Sean William Scott must be kept in as a main cast. The whole movie wouldn't work without them together in the first place.
The Rundown is by far the most entertaining movie with The Rock in it. It never failed to crack me up with the monkey scene and Walken's deadpan explanation about the tooth fairy. Sean William Scott must be kept in as a main cast. The whole movie wouldn't work without them together in the first place.
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6:23PM on 12/09/2013

Wouldn't the sequel deal with Scott's dad?

I am all for a sequel. I have been wanting one since the first came out. Literally is one of the best action comedies in the last decade. I would think the sequel, with how the first ended, would deal with him and Sean William Scott running from the mobster guy. Keep Scott in, the two had great great chemistry together.

I HATE MONKEYS!!!
I am all for a sequel. I have been wanting one since the first came out. Literally is one of the best action comedies in the last decade. I would think the sequel, with how the first ended, would deal with him and Sean William Scott running from the mobster guy. Keep Scott in, the two had great great chemistry together.

I HATE MONKEYS!!!
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6:08PM on 12/09/2013
That was indeed an awesome fight scene with a hilarious build-up
That was indeed an awesome fight scene with a hilarious build-up
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4:30PM on 12/09/2013

I loved the Rundown!

My friends have always made fun of me for it, and I can't believe it. It is such a fun movie! Go ahead and make a sequel, I'll be there for it!
My friends have always made fun of me for it, and I can't believe it. It is such a fun movie! Go ahead and make a sequel, I'll be there for it!
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4:15PM on 12/09/2013
I've always argued that The Rock's movie career really started with The Rundown. It turned him from the hottest pro wrestler on the planet who dipped his foot in a few movies to being a guy who could carry a film. Then he did Walking Tall and he was off and running. This is cool. I'd like to see if Beck's restaurant ever got off the ground.
I've always argued that The Rock's movie career really started with The Rundown. It turned him from the hottest pro wrestler on the planet who dipped his foot in a few movies to being a guy who could carry a film. Then he did Walking Tall and he was off and running. This is cool. I'd like to see if Beck's restaurant ever got off the ground.
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4:12PM on 12/09/2013
I'd be down for another Rundown, but it doesn't make sense for Arnold to be filling in for Seann William Scott. His cameo was more of symbolic passing of the touch to Rock of the "action star" throne. Why not bring back Scott, it's not like he's busy with anything?
I'd be down for another Rundown, but it doesn't make sense for Arnold to be filling in for Seann William Scott. His cameo was more of symbolic passing of the touch to Rock of the "action star" throne. Why not bring back Scott, it's not like he's busy with anything?
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4:09PM on 12/09/2013
Yeah, Ahnuld's cameo at the beginning of the movie was supposed to be an official passing of the torch to the next era of action heroes. Unfortunately, the Rock started doing the tooth fairy and other children's movies soon thereafter and took himself out of the picture for a while.
Yeah, Ahnuld's cameo at the beginning of the movie was supposed to be an official passing of the torch to the next era of action heroes. Unfortunately, the Rock started doing the tooth fairy and other children's movies soon thereafter and took himself out of the picture for a while.
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3:59PM on 12/09/2013
I can't believe The Rundown is 10 years old. I remember when it was the "Rock's first solid, good movie." Also, I believe Arnold's cameo is in the beginning when Beck has to give a summons to a Football player?
I can't believe The Rundown is 10 years old. I remember when it was the "Rock's first solid, good movie." Also, I believe Arnold's cameo is in the beginning when Beck has to give a summons to a Football player?
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3:55PM on 12/09/2013

Also...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo at the beginning of the film. When Beck is walking through the club.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo at the beginning of the film. When Beck is walking through the club.
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3:51PM on 12/09/2013

Awesome!

The Rundown is a great buddy comedy and it was a great staring role for him. Unfortunately, he hasn't "starred" in a film this good in a while. He's been in good ensemble films but not many good staring roles. This is a welcome return to the well.
The Rundown is a great buddy comedy and it was a great staring role for him. Unfortunately, he hasn't "starred" in a film this good in a while. He's been in good ensemble films but not many good staring roles. This is a welcome return to the well.
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