Channing Tatum Network

When Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum team up for the film version of 21 Jump Street, it’s not going to be some kind of literal remake of the popular FOX TV series than ran from 1987-1991. Hill had long ago been quoted saying the film, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, would be a mix of Bad Boys and John Hughes, basically borrowing the idea for the original show – about a group of young looking police officers who go undercover in high school – and putting a modern spin on it. Now a bunch of details from the film have been revealed thanks to Moviehole and the Los Angeles Times.

Plus, Tatum confirmed filmmakers are still working on getting Johnny Depp – who stared in the original show – to cameo. Read more after the jump.

Tatum talked with the Los Angeles Times while promoting his new film The Eagle said said the following about Depp:

I really hope he does it. It would mean the world to us and I think everyone wants to see him do it. And he’s enough of a madman to do it.

He wouldn’t say where Depp would fit in to the film, though, which is reportedly about a new drug that’s spreading out of a high school and how Hill and Tatum’s characters are tasked with going undercover and busting the dealers. But, the film is obviously not a straight undercover action film. It’s filled with over the top comedy:

I’ve never read a script that I’m like, ‘How are they letting us do this?’ I don’t even mean the censoring board. I’m like, ‘No, I can’t believe they’re going to put this in a movie.’ It’s freaking ridiculous.

The star of G.I. Joe equated the film to Back to the Future, saying that the characters “get to go back and relive [their] high-school life” and confirmed that, despite what other reports are saying, Hill’s character is actually the cool one of the pair.

That’s in direct opposition to a recent Moviehole report that says the Tatum’s character is the “cool” one. They offer a few specific details about character names and plot points and it’s all considered heavy spoilers though so head over there if you’d like. Also remember that while what they’re reporting plot wise sound accurate, the characters are most likely reversed.

Moviehole also equates the film to classic ’80s comedies like Hiding Out in terms of balancing comedy and action which sounds perfect because, if you have the rights to 21 Jump Street, you might as well have some fun with it.

21 Jump Street is currently scheduled for release March 16, 2012.’

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  1. darcia brown says:

    hey channing i loved the vow it was so romantic and i really loved 21 jump street it was very funny your so handsome.

  2. Yollie says:

    That will be one gorgeous baby!!! Congrats, Tatum Family!

  3. Marlene Osier says:

    No I would not watch the musical unless Channing was in it.

  4. Dini says:

    You bet those skimpy lil thongs I would watch it! But then again I would watch ANYTHING with Channing Tatum in it. But if he is NOT going to be in the sequel or prequel–well the other guys are hot– but just not quite as hot as Channing–so then like uhhh whatz the point!!??

  5. Sharon says:

    I would luv to see Magic Mike Sequal BUT, Channing has to be dancing. He made the show, no doubt. He has moves beyond moves. He’s totally Sexy & Hot! Why would he not dance? HE MADE THE SHOW!

  6. Justine says:

    I’d really love to see Channing in more and more movies ! But what I’d love most, is to see him playing with Lacey Chabert ! I think they can make a cute couple on screen !

    If you agree with me, please sign my petition here :

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/426/655/184/to-see-lacey-chabert-and-channing-tatum-playing-in-a-movie-together/
    Thank you !

  7. Big Mac! says:

    he better not be dead you can’t kill off duke thats the whole poin of Gi joe just like anikin is the whole point of star wars!

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  9. shanika overton says:

    Hi Channing Tatum How are you doin? I see you have some more movies coming out.I cant wait int’il your movies come out.I haven’t been on facebook lately.becaus somebody try too use my facebok page.I have to get it update.but you can email me on twitter.I have twitter too.Will keep in touch.Tell your wife I said hi.Ya’ll have a good weekend.Take care.And God Bless.Friend and fan.Shanika.Ovrton

  10. Lisa Verdin-Bowen says:

    Congrats to ALL with your future endeavors.

    I do hope to see him and his wife acting together again as their chemistry shows on and off the screen.

    Here’s hoping for the best for ALL in 2011 and many years to come.

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