The 21 Jump Street sequel is starting to take shape. Collider has an interview with producer Neal Moritz, in which he reveals that Ice Cube will be back as the police captain, with original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached to return too. It was previously announced that Jonah Hill and the first movie’s screenwriter, Michael Bacall, are working on the script. Hill and Channing Tatum are expected to return in the lead roles with a summer 2014 release in mind.
Here’s all the non-boring stuff Moritz said about the sequel:
It leads off where we ended the last film and our guys are going to college … there’s some fun to be had in what college they’re going to and what’s going to happen …The relationship developed quite a bit in the first movie and now we’re kind of in the marriage phase between the two guys. Now they’re actual partners, so they’re married – what happens once marriage starts? In certain ways, it’s kind of like the Seven Year Itch of police buddy comedies. What worked so well about the first one was – it was funny, yes, there was good action, yes – but really what worked more than anything was that there was great heart. That’s the thing we’ve been working really hard on, just try and make sure that the heart of the first one is there for the second one …I think there’s going to be a lot of people back from the previous film but we’re going to add quite a few people. It’s been nice, people like the movie so much that there’s been a number of people who have come forward and said, ‘I’d like to be in that movie’ or ‘I’d like to do a cameo in that movie’ or something like that.