Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum may return for 21 Jump Street 2

When you first heard that Columbia Pictures was planning to bring 1980's TV Show “21 Jump Street” to the big screen, you most likely paid no attention to it. You wouldn't be the only one. Helping to start the career of Johnny Depp and several others like Holly Robinson and Richard Grieco, the drama was bizarre on its face, centered on a special crime unit of young looking adults investigating drug trafficking and abuse in colleges and high schools. Honestly, the show was much better than good. Luckily, Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall knew there was no reason to stick to the original content, deciding to go for something like Superbad meets Police Academy. It was a risk, but I think it was paid off well.

The film became a huge success for the studio as it earned over $200 million on a moderate budget of $42 million. The film also received positive reviews from film critics.

Sony Pictures has confirmed a sequel to 21 Jump Street at CinemaCon, and its assumed Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum who starred in the first film, may return for the sequel. There’s no word on whether Chris Miller and Phil Lord will return to direct the follow up to their well-received 2012 comedy, since they both are busy with WB’s The LEGO Movie.

Update:  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures has hired Uziel to rewrite the existing script written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall  for 21 Jump Street 2.

21 Jump Street 2 is scheduled for release on June 6, 2014.

For me, as long as the makers bring back Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, I’d be happy. It was really their chemistry that drove the first movie and seeing the two of them play off each other’s comedic strengths was what made the original movie so enjoyable.

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