Peter Berg Is Developing ‘The Rundown 2’ for Dwayne Johnson

While Seann William Scott co-starred in the original action thriller, a new sidekick is being sought. The director is meeting with writers now.
While Seann William Scott co-starred in the original action thriller, a new sidekick is being sought. The director is meeting with writers now.

While director Peter Berg's 2003 action-thriller The Rundown wasn't a blockbuster by any means, taking in just over $80 million worldwide, the movie has gained quite a following over the past 10 years. The director revealed that he is actively developing a sequel, with Dwayne Johnson on board to reprise his role as the bounty hunter Beck.

Here's what the director had to say, when asked if he was sick of people asking him about the sequel.

"No, never. And we just met with writers, so we're trying to do it. 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."

It seems that Seann William Scott, who co-starred in The Rundown, is likely out of this follow-up, since the director has another actor in mind for Dwayne Johnson to work with.

The original movie, which was written by James Vanderbilt (White House Down) and R.J. Stewart, followed Beck on a mission to the Amazon jungle in search of Travis (Seann William Scott), son of the mafia boss Beck is indebted to. Both Beck and Travis team up to search of lost treasure.

Oddly enough, if this project goes into production, it will be the first time Dwayne Johnson has appeared in a sequel to one of his own original movies. He has appeared in several high-profile sequels such as The Mummy Returns, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and G.I. Joe Retaliation without starring in any of the first films in those respective franchises.

The Rundown was released September 26th, 2003 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, Ewen Bremner, Jon Gries, William Lucking, Ernie Reyes Jr.. The film is directed by Peter Berg.

Sources: Collider

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  1. Thomas Pacheco

    Adam sandler/kevin james...

    1 year agoby @Thomas-PachecoFlag

  2. Joussef CJ Overmaat

    Cool!! The Rock in a follow -up The Rundown 2! I really hope that Rosario Dawson is also in it... Just wondering who the actor could be... I really hope for Jet Lee because it could get some high standard trouble-Action in Beck Restaurant.

    1 year agoby @Joussef-CJ-OvermaatFlag

  3. Davey Roberts

    It wont be the same without Sean William Scott!

    1 year agoby @Davey-RobertsFlag

  4. Nima Niknejad

    I'm going to guess the other guy is going to be mark wahlberg, ryan reynolds, chris evans, johnny knoxville, ryan gosling etc.

    1 year agoby @Nima-NiknejadFlag

  5. WongFu


    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. Fred O'Keefe

    no stab at DoH, but Johnny Knoxville would be funny at this.

    1 year agoby @Fred-OKeefeFlag

  7. Gabe Bacot

    Ryan Reynolds would be a good addition.

    1 year agoby @Gabe-BacotFlag

  8. Keaton Adam Stanley

    no sean william scott? :( then who? it would be awesome if it was dwayne and kevin hart lol

    1 year agoby @Keaton-Adam-StanleyFlag

  9. Guillermo

    the first Rundown was great. excited about this one

    1 year agoby @Guillermo-41109280Flag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    The Rundown 2 ...WHY?!?!.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Welcome To The Jungle 2 would be the UK release title i assume

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  12. ed_wood

    I'm in.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'd see it.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. supermanvenom

    Loved it, i hope its as good as the first

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  15. Josh

    Wow, this is a long time coming. I quite liked the first Rundown, and Dwayne Johnson has only gotten hotter since then, so it actually seems feasible we could see a sequel.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. deepsky926

    Seann William Scott has to be in it or should be, its needs a little thunder, maybe a little lighting

    1 year agoby @deepsky926Flag

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