Channing Tatum will go back to school with Jonah Hill in '21 Jump Street' feature remake

Channing-TatumImage Credit: Rob Kim/Retna LtdChanning Tatum will join Jonah Hill in a feature film adaptation of the popular 1980s Fox TV series (and Johnny Depp’s career breakout) 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures announced today. Hill developed the story with screenwriter Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), which looks to be a contemporary take on the show’s peek into the lives of undercover cops working in high schools and colleges. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) will direct the project, which starts shooting in the spring.

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  • Buddymoore

    *sigh*

    • Tarc

      LOL! Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and the writer of a major box office flop that was also a terrible film starring a crappy “actor”. Yeah, this is a film I wanna see.

      Not.

      • Tarc

        Bizarre. A not-Tarc. Strangely, I agree. Jump Street made for bad 80’s TV… why on Earth would anyone make a movie of this?

      • V

        You are trippin. Scott Pilgrim was actually a really good film. Totally enjoyable and different.

    • Nikki

      Buddymoore, you said it all.

    • HC

      haha! yes indeed…. UGH!

    • Michelle

      @buddymoore – i couldnt agree more with you.

  • JAM

    groan

    • imahrtbrkbeat

      I second that…

    • mary q contrary

      Seriously. Meatheads who might or might not be missing chromosomes are definitely not a draw for me.

  • zimzyma

    Channing Tatum AND Jonah Hill! 13 year olds rejoice!

    • tvgirl48

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Ellie

      Johna Hill? Seriously??? I remember the actor who played “the chubby one” in the origina 21JS, and he was hot because he had an aura of danger and edge. Hill? Not so much. Pass.

      • Michelle

        “the chubby one” was hardly chubby. I hope Jonah is not playing Penhall (Peter DeLuise’s character). I can see Channing as Tom Hanson.

  • sunsetsnow81

    I will pass on this one.

  • Krystal

    He’s pretty but he hasn’t made anything worth while yet unfortuantely.

    • Gael

      a guide to recognizing your saints, much?
      but im still anti-tatum. that movie was just good because of downey jr, shia labeouf, and the content

      • Angeleen

        That movie was awesome and it was the best work Tatum has done. But he’s still hot.

        Shallow I know, but I’ll totally see a movie with him in it just for that reason.

  • sam

    UGH! Why is this necessary?? It was great for Sunday afternoon entertainment in the 80s, but that was about it.

  • Ginnii68

    Stop – just stop – no more remakes!!!

  • rerun

    He has the charisma and acting ability of a potato. Except a potato has more facets- it can be fried, baked, mashed, etc. He only has his one constipated look.

  • rush

    WHAT!!!! they are gonna destroy my beloved jump street with stupid jonah hill. he should stick to the fart jokes and that stuff, DONT DESTROY JUMP STREET!!!!!

    • Jonah and Kristen Stewart – EEEWW!

      this “revamp” is DISASTER in the making! Especially with Jonah and rumors of Cardboard Kristen Stewart coming onboard. ick ick ick!

  • Keri

    Booooo…I really wanted Jackson Rathbone as the Johnny Depp of the remake. He would have been a much better fit. I’ll probably skip this now.

  • Kris

    I sure as hell hope they set this at a college and not a high school. If Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were sitting in the back of my high school class they would be outed in seconds.

    • aJareaufan

      I’m right there with you!
      But then again, if it’s going to be set at a college – that defeats the purpose of calling it a 21 Jump Street remake.

      • Jackie

        Not really. There were a handful of episodes of ’21 Jump Street’ where they went onto college campuses as well, mostly in seasons four and five.

  • Yesenia

    I never watched but I thought Jump Street was supposed to be kinda sexy…why is Jonah Hill involved?

    • Toni

      LOL! Maybe they wanna appeal to…who am I kidding? Johnna Hill has the sexual magnetism and charisma of a 3-day old pancake.

  • Irony

    both these actors look nearly 30, why not get some actual young looking actors…they could cast Miley Cyrus as an undercover prostitute and save money on wardrobe too

  • Sina

    Let me guess, Mike Chang is going to play the Asian guy and Rihanna playing the Holly Robinson character.

  • MD

    Booooooo!!!! Stephen J Cannell is rolling in his grave.

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