For a while now, we’ve been hearing about this proposed Men in Black/Jump Street crossover movie. And just yesterday it was reported that Sony wants to make a female-driven Jump Street as well, utilizing a pair of writers from the brilliant and hilarious Broad City. Development on both of these ambitious projects has now been confirmed, so get ready to see Jump Street expand its universe in ways we never imagined.
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Sony is quickly becoming the home of the all-female version of a popular male-centric franchise. They’ve already got their woman-driven reboot of Ghostbusters with the all-star (and all-lady) cast of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, and now, per The Tracking Board, they’re adding a 21 Jump Street spinoff that will center on the fairer sex.
Jonah Hill (‘Evan Almighty’) and Channing Tatum (‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’) are back as Schmidt and Jenko in the sequel to '21 Jump Street,' titled '22 Jump Street.' Is '22 Jump Street' as funny as the first movie? As a service to you – yes, you – we answer every question that you could possibly have about '22 Jump Street.'
Though this was rumored last year, it looks like a sequel to 2012's '21 Jump Street' is moving forward. Sony has confirmed that they're going to make the film and that it will have a release sometime in 2014.
There rumors before the film even came out that a '21 Jump Street' sequel was in the works. This is somewhat obviously confirmed by the film's ending that teases where Jenko and Schmidt would go in another installment. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall (who wrote the original) were working on the script but no one expected things to move this quickly as Sony says filming is expected to begin this fall.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are a hot commodity at the moment. The co-directors are coming off the hit comedy ’21 Jump Street,’ which earned an impressive $188.8M at the global box office. They also built a cult audience with the animated ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ for Sony. For their next act, they’re circling a project that’s been in development for a decade with tons of buzz but a number of built-in challenges.
The Best Music Award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards didn't get a big announcement during the show, but during a commercial break it was announced that LMFAO won Best Music for "Party Rock Anthem" in the comedy hit '21 Jump Street.'
Attention, tween girls: if you want to stalk Justin Bieber, a good place to start might be the movie theater. The pop idol has confessed to being completely obsessed with the new Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedy '21 Jump Street' and has seen it multiple times in theaters.
Audiences have proven in the past that they'll flock to film remakes of beloved (and on occasion, not so beloved) television shows. The huge opening weekend of '21 Jump Street' proves something that's just plain satisfying to know: they'll also flock to film remakes of beloved television shows that happen to actually be, well, good. Actually, it's the only film in the top ten this week with a certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (86%, if you were wondering).
It was in 1993, watching Jim Varney, Rob Schneider and Dabney Coleman in 'The Beverly Hillbillies', when movie studios got the message that the black gold of adapting old television shows had dried out. No one ever asked for a '21 Jump Street' movie, not even, so it would seem, the movie itself. But with the stakes this low, '21 Jump Street' has the freedom to be self-aware but also – shockingly – deliver a buddy action flick that's so much fun you'll actually wind up caring.