Jesus, was The Bounty Hunter that successful? News broke yesterday that the team behind The Proposal (including Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) are developing Most Wanted, which is being compared to the very funny ’80s action comedy Midnight Run, even though it’s THE SAME FUCKING PLOT AS THE BOUNTY HUNTER. Let’s compare the plot synopses of these two movies:

The Bounty Hunter: A bounty hunter has to track down a bail-jumping reporter, who happens to be his ex-wife, and bring her to court. Together they end up on the run and trying to solve a high-profile murder case, with the killers on their trail.

Most Wanted: The story sees Bullock as a criminal suspect with Reynolds as an FBI agent who is supposed to be escorting her to court when the two are ambushed and forced to go on the run.

Are you shitting me? I’m only going if Betty White is the criminal mastermind behind everything.

Now, let’s not forget the ones already in or on their way to theatres:

  • Killers, an action-comedy that finds newlyweds Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher on the run, after he neglects to mention that he’s an international super-spy (although he probably tweeted it to everyone else).
  • Knight and Day, “An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem.” This one stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, and if I didn’t know any better I would’ve thought that the retarded spelling of the title (this movie has fuck-all to do with actual knights) was the brainchild of Diaz, who still acts like she’s 25 even though she’s pushing 40.
  • The Other Guys – “Two mismatched New York City detectives (Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned.

Oh, and a sequel to Midnight Run is in the works, too.


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