The highly in demand Chris Lord and Phil Miller have confirmed what we all had expected, they won’t be back to direct 23 Jump Street owing to commitments on other projects. While on a press tour for their hit TV series The Last Man On Earth, Miller announced that they would remain involved as producers.
“We are hard at work on 23 Jump Street, which I think we will probably just produce from a time standpoint. But we’ve been working really hard. We’ve got a really good first draft of a script in and we’re really excited about it.”
The duo have a pretty full creative plate at the moment, they are writing and producing The Lego Movie Sequel, producing two Lego spin-offs, there’s an animated Spider-Man project and the small matter of that Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are in talk to reprise their roles, but after the onslaught of 22 spoof sequels we saw at the end of 22 Jump Street, is there anywhere for this franchise to go?
The previous Jump Streets have grossed a combined total of $532 million, set against an accumulative production cost of $92 million, there are a whole bunch of reasons to make another sequel. Last month it was revealed that a female centred spin-off was in the works, and the rumours of a Jump Street/Men in Black crossover are still doing the rounds. Well, those rumours were based on internal emails at Sony as a result of the hacking debacle last year. While we are on the subject of wild rumours, Miller and Lord are said to be involved in Ghostbusters spin-off with Tatum leading the pack.