21 Jump Street Gets a Sequel and Three New Preview Clips
02.29.12 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures' reboot of 21 Jump Street won't open for another two weeks, but that hasn't stopped the studio from thinking sequel. Jonah Hill, who plays Schmidt in the remake and has a "story" credit alongside screenwriter Michael Bacall, told E! Online that a sequel has been ordered.
We are writing the sequel now. We got [the greenlight] by the studio to start writing the sequel.
We'll assume that "we" means Hill and Bacall, who reportedly have written a decent big-screen version of the the Fox TV show that starred Johnny Depp. Early reviews from the movie have been extremely favorable, and Hill said that it may be his funniest movie yet (sorry, Moneyball).
I'd say it's the funniest movie I've ever been in — that and Superbad. It's like a two-hour or hour-and-a-half party. It's punk rock. It's total mayhem. It's two young-looking cops going to back to high school and they party with high school kids and go crazy.
While that sounds good to us, skeptics can see for themselves whether the movie stands up to Hill's comments with three recently released preview clips that take place early in the movie. The first clip sees Schmidt and Jenko (Channing Tatum) make their first collar as they chase down suspects in a park.
The second clip takes place after their first arrest, as the pair see themselves transferred from bicycle cop duty to, yes, 21 Jump Street.
The third clip follows Schmidt and Jenko to Jump Street, where they meet their new commanding officer, Capt. Dickson (Ice Cube).
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), 21 Jump Street co-stars Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids), Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud), Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Rob Riggle (The Other Guys).