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21 Jump Street 2 will take us to college, directors Lord and Miller to return

Apr. 24, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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When the inevitable sequel to 21 JUMP STREET was announced at CinemaCon, there was no confirmation as to who would direct the movie. We also had no idea what the plot of the film would be either aside from the setup at the end of the first film. But, now thanks to producer Neal Moritz, we have an answer to both questions.

First up is that 21 JUMP STREET 2, or whatever it will be called, will see the return of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The guys are wrapping their work on the LEGO movie and will jump into the sequel next. Screewriter Michael Bacall will also return and will write the screenplay along with Jonah Hill. The group is targeting summer 2014 for the release which means any ancillary roles will likely get filled sometime in the next few months. But, where will we see Officers Jenko and Schmidt heading undercover next? Moritz shared this:

"It leads off where we ended the last film and our guys are going to college. Now, I cant tell you more than that because theres some fun to be had in what college theyre going to and whats going to happen. It really just starts there. The relationship developed quite a bit in the first movie and now were kind of in the marriage phase between the two guys. Now theyre actual partners, so theyre married what happens once marriage starts? In certain ways, its kind of like 'The Seven Year Itch' of police buddy comedies."

Excellent. As far as story evolution goes, this sounds like it will actually build on what Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum built in 21 JUMP STREET rather than just serve as a cash grab carbon copy of the original (ahem, HANGOVER PART II). I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked 21 JUMP STREET and I look forward greatly to seeing this sequel.

Source: IndieWire

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4:06PM on 04/25/2013
Of course they would go to college, where else cou;d the sequel go really? The first one was absolutely hilarious & a huge surprise & deserved to be the hit it was & Depp's cameo was awesome.
Of course they would go to college, where else cou;d the sequel go really? The first one was absolutely hilarious & a huge surprise & deserved to be the hit it was & Depp's cameo was awesome.
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10:03PM on 04/24/2013
There's no reason why this film shouldn't be better than the original since all of the same talent is coming back and the setting this time is in college. I loved the first one and thought it was a surprisingly refreshing comedy.

My favorite parts of the first were "Fuck you science", and the Johnny Depp cameo.
There's no reason why this film shouldn't be better than the original since all of the same talent is coming back and the setting this time is in college. I loved the first one and thought it was a surprisingly refreshing comedy.

My favorite parts of the first were "Fuck you science", and the Johnny Depp cameo.
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8:39PM on 04/24/2013
I really wish I liked this movie as much as everyone else. I missed it in theaters, and I think people hyped it up so much that by the time I rented it and saw it, I was bound to be disappointed. It was still good, though. Here's hoping this doesn't turn into a Hangover II type comedy sequel
I really wish I liked this movie as much as everyone else. I missed it in theaters, and I think people hyped it up so much that by the time I rented it and saw it, I was bound to be disappointed. It was still good, though. Here's hoping this doesn't turn into a Hangover II type comedy sequel
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7:10PM on 04/24/2013
That movie surprised me with how funny it was. Well written, and not TOO littered with improv over the top stuff. It was just a well put together comedy...
That movie surprised me with how funny it was. Well written, and not TOO littered with improv over the top stuff. It was just a well put together comedy...
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5:30PM on 04/24/2013
I'm glad that Lord and Miller are actually staying on board and actually pushing the story forward. Often times, comedy sequels fall into the same pitfalls of recycling jokes and plotlines in order to replicate the success of their predecessors or they just get handed off to third-rate hacks.
I'm glad that Lord and Miller are actually staying on board and actually pushing the story forward. Often times, comedy sequels fall into the same pitfalls of recycling jokes and plotlines in order to replicate the success of their predecessors or they just get handed off to third-rate hacks.
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