One of the most surreal ideas to come out of Hollywood is the fact that the 21 Jump Street and Men In Black franchise are combining for a cross over film.
With Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum both signed up for the film to start shooting sometime this year and with no news if Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones will appear somewhat, director James Bobin has been talking about the challenge of bringing this idea to the big screen.
“The challenge is a tonal challenge. It really is. Because both worlds are so fantastic, and then it’s one of those things where you think, ‘How is this possibly going to work?’ And then you read the script and go, ‘I get it! This is amazing!’ It’s fantastic and it’s really fun. In a way I’m trying to imagine neither of those things exist before, and then what would it be together, and that ends with a very interesting place to be. But I love both worlds very much, and Jonah [Hill] and Channing [Tatum] are hilarious, so they’ll be just, you know!”
Having loved both Jump Street films and a fan of the Men In Black, I can see how the two worlds can benefit from the zany approach that made the Jump franchise so popular.
More on this when we get it.