Great news for fans of the 1980s TV show 21 Jump Street is that there’s a 21 Jump Street movie on the horizon. The film will be released in March 2012 in the United States. The movie will feature Jonah Hill (who has appeared in films like Get Him To the Greek, Superbad and Knocked Up) and Channing Tatum (who has starred in films like The Eagle, The Vow and Step Up) in the leading roles. The film will also feature appearances by Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper and a cameo appearance by Johnny Depp. In the film a pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. The upcoming film is written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Being someone that grew up in the 1980s has it advantages sometimes. Hearing the 3 words 21 Jump Street probably doesn’t have much meaning to half the current generation, but those 3 words takes me back to the days when 21 Jump Street was one of the most popular shows on television. The original TV series (which was created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J Cannell) was on the air from 1987 to 1991. 103 episodes were made. The original cast included Johnny Depp (who made his film acting debut in the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie in 1984), Holly Robinson (who went on to star in TV’s Hangin’ with Mr Cooper), Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen, Steven Williams, Michael DeLuise, Michael Bendetti, Frederic Forrest and Sal Jenco. The series focused on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. The series aired on TV4 in South Africa in the late 1980s and quickly became one of the most popular shows in the country. Sounds like the upcoming film is mirroring the theme of the TV show.
The upcoming 21 Jump Street film looks like it could be one of the funniest and entertaining films of 2012. If you check out the Red Band (Uncensored) Movie Trailer for the film below, you might agree:
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