Unpredictably co-directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, the film adaptation of the 1980s hit TV show 21 Jump Street has been receiving great reviews on its early preview screenings, and it looks like we’ve got a great action comedy in store for us in a few months’ time.
The film is led by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, with a great supporting cast that includes Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, The Office’s Ellie Kemper, and a cameo from Johnny Depp himself, star of the original show.
A new international trailer has hit the web, courtesy of Trailer Addict via The Playlist, giving us a look at a few new scenes that we’ve not seen in any of the earlier trailers so far (you can catch up on them and everything else 21 Jump Street-related right here).
“In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.”
Co-written by Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Hill himself, I think 21 Jump Street should be one of the funniest comedies this year, and I’m looking forward to it. The scene in this new trailer where Hill just plain pushes his mum’s friend into a box of shoes might be straightforward physical comedy, but it works. Along with Tatum and his female teacher. All great stuff. It’s set to be released here on 16th March, so we’ve got less than two months to wait now. Enjoy.