Lately, everything seems to be "red band" for the upcoming comedy remake 21 Jump Street. The movie's first trailer was red band, with a second red band trailer arriving earlier this month. Now, a new red band featurette has also arrived online, proving that the movie version of 21 Jump Street probably wouldn't play on Fox, who broadcast the late 1980s and early 90s TV show on which the movie is based.
21 Jump Street screenwriter Michael Bacall inadvertently explained why the movie has so much "red band" material. During an interview with SlashFilm, Bacall revealed that he and 21 Jump Street's co-lead Jonah Hill conceived of the movie as a "hard R buddy cop film."
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Jonah I had met while I was developing an original comedy I wrote that Todd Phillips was actually producing called Psycho Funky Chimp about this kid who is an obsessive Pez collector and Jonah was attached and the project didn’t end up happening. We got along really well and he called me a couple of years later and said, "What do you think about doing a hard R buddy cop film? And we use 21 Jump Street as a vehicle for that?" I said, "Oh man, I’m a fan of the show. That would be awesome."