The infamous Sony hack of 2014 brought forth news about the much-celebrated Marvel Studios/Sony partnership that allows Spider-Man to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the wall crawler’s franchise wasn’t the only one that made headlines. In a somewhat bizarre development, leaks indicated that the studio was keen on crossing over the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises, with Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller serving as producers.
Updates about the project have been few and far between since then, with the proposed film still “very, very early” in pre-production last spring. But now it looks like Sony is in fact moving along on Jump Street meets Men in Black, seeing they have entered negotiations with director James Bobin (The Muppets, Flight of the Conchords), someone who comes from a comedy background.
The news comes courtesy of Variety, who say that Bobin is in early talks with the studio to helm a 23 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover. Joining Lord and Miller as producers are Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, who are also reprising their roles as Officers Schmidt and Jenko. The script was penned by 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman, who has submitted a draft that’s pleased the studio. It’s noted that Sony has yet to give the movie a green light, but they’re already eyeing a June 2016 start for principal photography.
No news yet on its release date but we’ll definitely keep you posted on this.
Source: Variety, ScreenRant