A red band trailer for Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street was released last week, which gave an extensive look at the adult-oriented comedy that separates the movie from the FOX show that starred Johnny Depp.
For those that weren't able to watch the red band version, a new green band version (i.e. safe for work) is online, and even manages to include a few snippets of new footage despite the three minute length of the red band version. Included is more goofing around from stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill and, while Depp's cameo is nowhere to be found, Holly Robinson Peete's cameo is far more recognizable. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.08.11 by Ryan
The first footage from Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street has been revealed in a new, 3-minute red band trailer. The message is clear, this is not going to be a particularly faithful adaptation of the FOX TV series that ran from 1987 to 1991, even if it borrows the show's storyline.
The movie version stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as two police officers who are recruited into the Jump Street undercover unit. There, the two pretend to be high school students despite the fact that neither of them, particularly Tatum, look like high school students (a fact that comes up in the trailer about a dozen times). Dave Franco plays the high school drug dealer they are trying to catch, while Ice Cube plays the unit's chief. There's no sign however of Johnny Depp, who starred in the original Fox show and reportedly shot a cameo for the movie. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.03.11 by Ryan
With productions ramping up to start or already in the midst of shooting, casting announcements are pouring in for several upcoming movies.
With Brad Pitt headlining Paramount's adaptation of World War Z as a U.N. researcher, the Marc Forster-directed production has been adding cast members at a slow trickle, with Mireille Enos (AMC's The Killing) cast in April as Pitt's wife and James Badge Dale (HBO's The Pacific) recently added as a soldier looking to warn humanity about the zombie uprising. Finally, they're getting some company.
Deadline reports that Matthew Fox and Ed Harris are in talks to join the cast in unspecified roles. According to Bloody-Disgusting, Fox will play a part called "Parajumper," which, considering his lack of an actual name, doesn't sound like he makes it for long, but we could be wrong. No details on Harris' role have been revealed yet.
French actress Julia Levy-Boeken (Road Trip: Beer Pong) is also set to join the cast, and again, no details on her role have been given.
World War Z was based on on Max Brooks' best-selling novel and adapted by screenwriters Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) and J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). Production begins this month in London before moving to Glasgow, Scotland. Bale to sail on an ark, Kemper to teach chemistry >> Posted 06.14.11 by Ryan
After working together on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, director Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp will reunite for a remake of the 1934 mystery/comedy The Thin Man. Depp discussed Marshall as the director when the project was first announced back in October, but the Marshall confirmed his involvement in an official statement from Warner Bros.
[On Stranger Tides Producer] John [DeLuca] and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.
In The Thin Man, Depp will play former detective Nick Charles (originally portrayed by William Powell) who, along with his wife Nora (originally played by Myrna Loy) and their dog Asta, solves crimes and engages in witty banter. Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) is writing the screenplay for the remake. More on Pirates and Jump Street >> Posted 05.11.11 by Ryan
Since Columbia Pictures confirmed that Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were the leads in the studio's upcoming remake of 21 Jump Street, one question that remained unanswered was, would Tatum and Hill play undercover cops that head into high schools to find drug dealers like the original Fox TV show? The latest casting addition answers that question. johnny depp to cameo? >> Posted 04.11.11 by Ryan
Several projects have added cast members this week, so we've compiled the news into one convenient post for your reading convenience.
Just last month, Liam Neeson was officially back for Taken 2, the sequel to director Pierre Morel's highly successful 2009 thriller. Producer Luc Besson has lined up Transporter 3 director Olivier Megaton for sequel, with a script from Taken screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, and with Neeson back on board, it only make sense to bring back Maggie Grace, who played Neeson's daughter and kidnapping victim in the original.
Deadline reports that Grace's deal for the sequel is finalized, though don't expect her to be "taken" again. Neeson hinted in February that he might be the one that gets nabbed in the sequel. Though the tables may be turned on Neeson, we don't see Grace's character suddenly discovering a "particular set of skills" that allow her to track down her father. more casting news >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
The cast for Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street is really starting to come together.
Last month, Ice Cube was added to the cast as the boss of the undercover police officers, played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Deadline reports Tatum and Hill will be joined by Brie Larson in the female lead role of Molly. Larson was recently seen in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Pilgrim's ex-girlfriend Envy Adams. It is unknown whether Larson's role was the same one that Emma Stone was rumored for last year.
Hill came up with the story for the remake, with Scott Pilgrim screenwriter Michael Bacall penning the screenplay. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are directing the remake, which begins production this spring for a March 16, 2012, release. Posted 03.08.11 by Ryan
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are getting a boss.
Deadline reports that Ice Cube is in negotiations to join Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street in the role of the precinct captain originally played by Steven Williams on the Fox TV show.
Hill helped create the story for the remake, which is assumed to still be about undercover cops working in high schools, with Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in charge of the screenplay. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are directing the remake, with production beginning this spring.
Ice Cube is also trying to set up his own starring and directing project, the gritty drama Chrome and Paint. Cube co-wrote the movie with Eva Vives (Raising Victor Vargas) which is set in the custom car subculture of South Central Los Angeles, and will follow the themes of materialism and greed. Cube is hoping a studio will bite in the next two weeks for production to begin this summer. Posted 02.16.11 by Ryan
Last month, Channing Tatum was rumored to be joining Jonah Hill in Columbia Pictures' upcoming remake of 21 Jump Street, and Columbia president Doug Belgrad has confirmed the casting, Deadline reports.
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Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing. They are a perfect duo for this film and [directors] Phil [Lord] and Chris [Miller] (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) have a terrific, accessible take on the material. We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring.
Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John) could become the first official cast member to join Jonah Hill in the adaptation of 21 Jump Street that Hill is also producing and co-writing with screenwriter Michael Bacall.
Deadline reports that Tatum will soon be "in negotiations" to join Hill in a story that will again see youthful-looking police officers infiltrate high schools to catch drug dealers. While not usually know for his comedic prowess, Tatum's role in director Ron Howard's upcoming comedy The Dilemma reportedly put the actor up for the part.
Production on 21 Jump Street is set to begin next spring. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were confirmed by Hill to be directing the project in February. Emma Stone was rumored to be up for a role in the movie in September, though her casting is not confirmed. Hill has only revealed that he couldn't "say anything to the negative or the positive" of Stone's potential involvement. Posted 11.10.10 by Ryan