DISCLAIMER: I have never seen 21 Jump Street. I have no idea what the show is about besides what Deadline described, which was basically Narcs go to high school. Oh, and it launched Johnny Depp. And now the movie adaptation will co-star Channing Tatum.
With that knowledge (and the knowledge I have of the people mentioned in this article), let’s make assumptions about this movie! Jonah Hill crafted the story for the movie. The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) will be directing. It will star Hill and potentially Tatum. So it’s a movie from animators written by the fat kid from Superbad starring the guy who can really dance in Step Up, and its based on the TV series that gave rise to the Mr. Moody himself, Johnny Depp. Should be fantastic.
Actually this could be really awesome. 21 Jump Street is delightfully 90’s and Jonah Hill is legitimately funny. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was actually funny as well and you know what? I know this is a hard pill to swallow and I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but Channing Tatum could actually be funny in this role. Hell, it worked for Ryan Phillippe in MacGruber. I’m really hoping they go for something like Starsky and Hutch remake, which reveled in its inherent 70s cheesiness, and not something super serious, like Hamlet. I have no idea why I chose that particular play, but I did just class up this joint like a mofo.