Director Peter Berg divulged some surprising news regarding follow-ups to two of his films: "The Rundown" is getting a sequel, but there won't be another "Friday Night Lights" movie.
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In an interview with Collider promoting his latest project, "Lone Survivor," Berg said that he doesn't tire of reporters asking him about a potential follow-up to "The Rundown," the 2003 action flick starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, adding that a sequel was currently in the works.
"[W]e just met with writers, so we're trying to do it," Berg told the site. " ... 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."
While the director was excited at the prospect of revisiting that movie, one project he thinks is done for good is "Friday Night Lights." Berg said there was no current plan to turn the beloved TV show -- based on the 2004 movie of the same name, which he also directed -- into a film, and that that was probably for the best.
"There's not gonna be a movie," he told Collider. "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."
Other "FNL" alums are on the same page as Berg, including Taylor Kitsch, who played football star Tim Riggins on the NBC show. In an interview with Vulture, Kitsch was emphatic about not wanting the series turned into a movie.
"No, period," Kitsch told the site about a potential "FNL" film. "I'm not doing it. I'm never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended f--kin' spot-on. We're good."
[via Collider, Collider]