James Bobin talks challenges of the Men in Black/Jump Street crossover movie
As we learned last month, MUPPETS MOST WANTED director James Bobin has been set by Sony to helm MIB 23, and the filmmaker recently talked a little about the MEN IN BLACK/21 JUMP STREET crossover movie during a conversation with CinemaBlend. Bobin says one of the challenges he faces with the project is combining the tones of the two franchises, but he's quite pleased with the script for the film.
The challenge is a tonal challenge. It really is. Because both worlds are so fantastic, and then it’s one of those things where you think, ‘How is this possibly going to work?’ And then you read the script and go, ‘I get it! This is amazing!’ It’s fantastic and it’s really fun. In a way I’m trying to imagine neither of those things exist before, and then what would it be together, and that ends with a very interesting place to be. But I love both worlds very much, and Jonah [Hill] and Channing [Tatum] are hilarious, so they’ll be just, you know!
An MIB/JUMP STREET flick could work, however I think Sony is kind of taking a risk here, since it could do more harm than good and damage both franchises. What would you like to see in MIB 23?
MIB 23 doesn't have a release date yet, but Bobin's latest directorial effort, Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, will be in theaters on May 27th.
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