22 Jump Street is currently the tenth highest earner of the year having accumulated $190.8 million at the domestic box office, so it’s no surprise to hear that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a third installment. The studio apparently just recruited one of the 22 Jump Street scribes, Rodney Rothman, to pen the third film.
There’s no word on whether or not Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be back to direct the next one, but they will at least serve as producers alongside Rothman, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Neal Moritz. Hit the jump for more on 23 Jump Street.
According to Deadline, the directing gig is theirs if Lord and Miller decide that they want it and hopefully they will; 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie are two of the best of the year. But of course, all of that success results in many new opportunities and there’s a chance they may just stick with the producing positions on this one so that they can move on directorially, much like they’re doing with the next Lego Movie.
Lord and Miller opted to produce The Lego Movie sequel but hand over directing duties to Lego’s animation co-director, Chris McKay. Lord and Miller are also in the same position on the Ninjago movie. They’re producing and the movie will mark Charlie Bean’s feature directorial debut.
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out, but in the meantime, how about the story? Odds are, nobody’s taking those end credits seriously, but if they were the real deal, 23 Jump Street: Medical School would be next. However, if I got my pick, I’d go for 40 Jump Street: The Retirement Home or 2121 Jump Street instead.