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Sony Announces '21 Jump Street' Sequel Coming Sometime in 2014

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April 18, 2013

21 Jump Street

After the action comedy made me do a complete turnaround on Channing Tatum as an actor, 21 Jump Street became my favorite comedy of 2012 and also made my Top 20 Films of 2012 in general. The adaptation of the TV series took a completely new approach to the material by teaming Tatum with Jonah Hill for a hilarious buddy cop comedy. Before the film even came out, Hill had already said that a sequel was being written, seemingly keenly aware that this film was going to become quite the hit, and the studio said they were hoping to shoot this fall. It sounds like that's still the case with a release window in mind.

At CinemaCon, Sony confirmed that the sequel is in active development, and they're hoping to release it sometime in 2014. That means they could still be planning to shoot this fall and likely release sometime later summer or early fall in 2014. However, the first film's directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be busy working on The LEGO Movie leading up to its release in February 0f 2014, so does that mean someone else will have to direct? We're hoping that's not the case because Lord and Miller's style really made the film work. Hopefully we'll get more details on plans for the college bound sequel soon.

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  • Nielsen700
    Loved the first one, and it did hint at a sequel. Too bad Lord and Miller won't be returning.
    • avconsumer2
      Indeed. Biggest pleasant surprise film I've seen in quite some time.
  • $126191
    Maybe they can use the jokes left out of the first one.

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