When a movie can gross $625 million internationally and be largely forgotten, it must have been a hell of a summer. Last year, Sony released the third film in their hit Men in Black franchise, MIB 3. The Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones/Josh Brolin sci-fi comedy was generally well-liked and did well for the studio, but thanks to films like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, very few people have gone on to discuss it since.
They’ve been discussing it at Sony, though, and today it was revealed the studio has hired a writer to pen the fourth film. Oren Uziel, who wrote next year’s release The Kitchen Sink, has been hired to write Men in Black 4. He’s also been brought in to rewrite 21 Jump Street 2, which already has a release date of June 6, 2014. Read more below. Read More »
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Mark your calendars. Sony has just set a June 6, 2014 release date for 21 Jump Street 2, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be back to direct the comedy sequel, which will see the undercover cops heading to college.
Sony also dated two other big summer movies for 2014. They already have The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening on May 2 but they also dated Think Like A Man Too, the sequel to Tim Story comedy starring Kevin Hart, for June 20 and Sex Tape, Jake Kasdan‘s comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple whose homemade video goes mainstream, for July 2. That last one is a huge vote of confidence for the comedy, as it’ll open on one of the busiest weekends of the year, opposite Disney’s Maleficent. Jump Street opens against the new Ninja Turtles. [Deadline]
When Sony announced plans to shoot a 21 Jump Street sequel later this year for a release in 2014, we didn’t know if original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be returning to oversee the new chapter. The two are, after all, still hard at work on The Lego Movie for Warner Bros., and that should involve a heavy dose of post-production before the February 7 2014 release date.
Most of that post-production, however, should be somewhat hands-off for the directors, giving them the freedom to develop and direct a live-action movie while the endgame work is done on Lego. And so one of the 21 Jump Street producers now says that the timing should work out for the original directors to be in charge of the sequel as well. Read More »
Briefly: The idea of another 21 Jump Street movie is hardly new; writers Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall were working on a sequel even before the first movie opened. In the summer of last year, we heard the sequel might shoot last fall. That obviously didn’t happen, but not long afterward, Hill said that Sony wanted to shoot in September 2013. And, in fact, the studio is still holding on to the idea of a sequel.
Tonight at CinemaCon said that the movie is actively in development for a 2014 release. That’s all we’ve got at this point — there was no hint of a storyline, of returning cast, or of a firm date within 2014. But a 2014 window would fit in with the idea of a fall shoot this year. We don’t know who might direct; Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who made the first movie, may still have their hands full with WB’s Lego movie.
Channing Tatum doesn’t act like he’s famous. Even on the set of his upcoming movie, White House Down, the star of G.I. Joe, Magic Mike, Step Up and 21 Jump Street is humble, down to Earth and honest about his career. We spoke to the actor in Montreal last September. He said, after he next few movies, he wasn’t going to make another movie until he could direct himself, though a list of great directors could change his mind. He said he was so impressed with director Roland Emmerich that he’ll make movies with him forever.
Tatum also talked about Magic Mike 2, working with Steven Soderbergh and doing his own stunts – all of his own stunts. Tatum also discussed how growing up watching Eighties action films influenced his desire to make this movie, which opens June 28, and what it was about the script that really sold him.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits is jam-packed with quotes, videos, images, and more. After the jump:
- Die Hard is getting a permanent mural for its 25th birthday
- J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek; what do the comics tell us?
- Who wants a walk-on role in Insidious Chapter 2?
- Jack Reynor comments on his Transformers 4 casting
- Dave Franco would like to come back for 21 Jump Street 2
- Bruce Boxleitner is not sure if he’s coming back for Tron 3
- Katee Sackhoff talks Riddick, Vin Diesel offers a new pic
- See the futuristic cars of Mad Max: Fury Road in action
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- Jack Ryan director and villain Kenneth Branagh describes the film
- Don Cheadle talks about the clash between Rhodey and Tony Stark in Iron Man 3
- Jonah Hill talks about the projected 21 Jump Street sequel
- Finally, Matthe McConaughey would do a second Magic Mike movie.
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- Captain America: The First Avenger star Neal McDonough joins the cast of Red 2.
- Mike Epps will reprise his role from The Hangover in The Hangover Part III.
- Jonah Hill says a sequel to 21 Jump Street will shoot next Fall.
- Check out photos, videos and more hints from the set of Iron Man 3.
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