’21 Jump Street’ Sequel Will Open in Theaters in 2014

Published 1 year ago by , Updated September 30th, 2013 at 12:36 pm,

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Sony’s 21 Jump Street bucked the trend of reboots, by taking a creative and imaginative route to updating a hokey 1980s television show for modern audiences. Sony knew it had a unique specimen on its hands early on, and began sequel development before the first movie even opened in theaters.

The 21 Jump Street followup is set for an unspecified release date in 2014, as was announced by Sony during its presentation at the 2013 CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Costar/writer Jonah Hill and his 21 Jump Street co-writer Michael Bacall started to work on the script last year, in order to get the ball rolling faster.

21 Jump Street ended on a note that setup further adventures with underachieving Officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), now that the misfit duo have “graduated” from high school and are headed undercover to pass themselves off as college students.

There’s obvious potential in that scenario for many a stereotypical joke about niche university culture; plus, with Hill and Bacall on script duty, you know Schmidt and Jenko will get up to wild drunken party escapades (see: Bacall’s story for the found footage high school raunch-com Project X). Hopefully, the jokes about fraternities and 20-something New Age hippies will come with that inspired madcap twist that made the previous movie a clever mix of action-comedy and satire.

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Much of the credit for that belongs to 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are not yet confirmed for the sequel. The pair are currently slaving away on their new 3D animated project, Lego: The Movie (with Tatum rumored to voice Lego Superman), but should be finished around the time production on the next 21 Jump Street installment needs to begin

Then again, the duo passed on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (which is the sequel to their successful 3D ‘toon), so maybe they won’t be so interested in making another 21 Jump Street feature after all. We’ll keep you posted and let you know what happens.

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Look for the 21 Jump Street sequel (21 Jump Street 2? 22nd Jump Street?) in theaters in 2014.

Source: Sony Pictures

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  1. Hill played Schmidt and Tatum played Jenko.

    • Sorry, my bad, it’s been corrected.

  2. 22nd Jump Street..

    Clever! LOL

  3. If Lord and Miller don’t come back you can count me out.

  4. That movie was much better than it had any right to be.

    Looking forward to the sequel.

    • Yup! After the terrible trailer I was dead set on skipping that movie, but then the Screenrant podcast review came along (Thanks guys!), I gave it a shot, and whaddayaknow? It was good! The trailer still sucks, though. Whoever stitched that together didn’t do the movie the least bit of justice.

  5. oh yes, this gonna be like superbad pt 2 lol

  6. I was shocked at how funny the first one was, hopefully the sequel will be worth watching.

  7. This movie was a ton of fun i had no idea it would be as good as it was i can’t wait i want the original directors back i loved they’re take on it so much finger crossed.

  8. Hilarious movie. The end still makes me laugh out loud when the coach gets his wiener shot off. The scream is the best scream on a movie I’ve ever heard. Horror movies and all. You should make a Top 10 Screams :-)

  9. I gave the first one a full 15 minutes before I erased it from the DVR. I wondered if there was a script or were they just improvising the whole thing as if it was a movie.