All-female reboots are having what is called “a moment.” We had Ghostbusters this year, which is getting “many” sequels, we’re getting Ocean’s Eight which we’re pretty sure is just a 2-hour movie of Cate Blanchett and Rihanna wearing really cool clothes, and last year the team behind both Jump Streets announced that they’re making an all-female spinoff. Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were hired to write a screenplay, and then Sony took on Bob’s Burgers team Lizzie and Wendy Molyneaux to write a competing script. Now, Rodney Rothman, the writer behind 22 Jump Street, is onboard the screenplay party boat, and might direct the picture as well.
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It was over a year ago that the massive Sony hack revealed plans for a Jump Street-Men in Black crossover movie, and while it wasn’t entirely clear, we sort of assumed this would happen in 23 Jump Street. Interesting? Sure. Exciting? Well, maybe. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller busy prepping the young Han Solo movie, we’ve retained some healthy skepticism about this wacky crossover plan. But it looks like Sony has found a director to renew our optimism.
One of the more interesting spinoff projects is the upcoming female-centric 21 Jump Street movie, which recently hired Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs to pen a screenplay. But now Sony has hired another pair of writers to draft a competing screenplay: Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, writers and producers of the hit FOX series Bob’s Burgers.
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.
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.
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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.
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