before the original even hit theaters, Sony Pictures has set 21 Jump Street 2
for release in 2014, it was revealed today at the studio's CinemaCon presentation. There's no specific date listed as of yet, but a logo was included as part of Sony's 2014 slate.
The 2012 action comedy, inspired by (and loosely continuing) the hit television series, starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as police officers Schmidt and Jenko. Joining law enforcement's secret Jump Street unit, they made use of their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. Trading in their guns and badges for backpacks, the pair risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring, quickly learning that modern high school is a very different world than the one they recently left. The film earned $202 million at the worldwide box office.
Hill and Michael Bacall will again provide the screenplay with production likely to begin later this year.