22 Jump Street

December 16, 2013 by · Comments Off on 22 Jump Street 

22 Jump Street, “What’s up dawg.” “We’re back!” And so the ‘22 Jump Street‘ trailer begins as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return for the sequel to their fantastic comedy ’21 Jump Street.’ As teased at the end of the original movie, the sequel has them going off to college. Let’s take a look at the ’22 Jump Street’ trailer and see if we want to enroll with them.

“Ladies, nobody gave a s— about the Jump Street reboot, but you got lucky. So now, this department has invested a LOT of money to make sure Jump Street keeps going.”

And with the meta bit of dialogue from Nick Offerman, the ’22 Jump Street’ trailer is off and running. The plot seems remarkably similar to the original film – cops go undercover as students to bust a drug ring – but the results are just as hilarious. It looks like in this installment, Tatum’s Jenko goes undercover as one of the football players while Schmidt infiltrates the art scene. Of course, as they proceed, their continuing relationship gets tested and their age gets questioned.

While Brie Larson didn’t return for the sequel, Ice Cube is back and the end of the trailer promises some cameos from original cast members. The original film had a lot of familiar faces, but the sequel sports more fresh faces (including Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt). Returning to direct are Phil Lord and Chris Miller who fit in the sequel in between work on ‘The LEGO Movie,’ which they have coming out in February.

21 Jump Street

March 1, 2012 by · Comments Off on 21 Jump Street 

21 Jump Street, It’s quite appropriate that this news should come on Leap Day: Jonah Hill has confirmed that a sequel to his and Channing Tatum’s new comedy, 21 Jump Street, is already in the works, two weeks prior to the film’s release. Get the connection? It’s called 21 Jump Street. And the studio is taking a real leap with this project. Comedy gold.

“We are writing the sequel now. We got [the greenlight] by the studio to start writing the sequel,” Hill told E!.

While some might say that greenlighting a 21 Jump Street sequel prior to the movie’s national release might be a risky maneuver, there is nothing but optimism attached to the upcoming film. Early screenings of Jump Street SXSW were met with a ton of praise. Hill himself has gone on record to proclaim Jump Street on par with Superbad as among the two funniest movies he has ever done.

Additionally, other cast and crew members have expressed having had a great deal of fun making 21 Jump Street, including costar Brie Larson, who admitted to constantly laughing uncontrollably on set.

Hill wrote the story for the first movie, and is in the process of writing for the second. Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the upcoming Project X) co-wrote the story and penned the screenplay for 21 Jump Street. His participation in the sequel has not yet been officially confirmed.

So where will the two marginally adequate police officers played by Hill and Tatum go in the second film? Presumably, their round of undercover work at Jump Street High (almost definitely not what it’s actually called) is done, so what worlds will they enter next?