’23 Jump Street’ Script in the Works; Sony Pictures and Original Film Rehires ’22 Jump Street’ Writer Rodney Rothman; Alternative Ending Revealed
Sep 09, 2014 10:29 PM EDT
"21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street" fans would be delighted to know that Sony Pictures and Original Film have already rehired writer Rodney Rothman to work on the script for a possible third installment, "23 Jump Street."
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who worked as directors for the first two installments, will now join the third film as producers, along with lead star Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, according to Contact Music.
However, it has not yet been confirmed whether or not Lord and Miller will still serve as directors for the upcoming franchise installment, the same publication noted.
"22 Jump Street" has been dubbed as the tenth-highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office and the highest-grossing-movie of the year that did not feature superheroes, monsters, apes, LEGOs and other non-human creatures, Entertainment Weekly's Inside Movies reported.
Additionally, "22 Jump Street" reportedly grossed a massive $320 million over a $50 million budget. "21 Jump Street" meanwhile grossed $201 million worldwide.
Meanwhile, for those who have seen this year's Jump Street franchise, it would be easy to remember that both Tatum and Hill spoofed several endings to a range of possible installments, thus teasing fans on the possibility of creating another film.
In a mock "23 Jump Street" trailer, both actors were featured entering medical school and going undercover to steal a briefcase from Asian mobs, Aceshowbiz noted.
It is still unclear whether or not the actual film will really focus on the same plot. However, in a previous interview with MTV News, Lord revealed an alternative ending to "22 Jump Street" in which Hill and Tatum would leave the police for good, but test audiences didn't necessarily like the idea.
"We did at one point test a version of the movie where Ice Cube was pitching more missions to Jonah and Chan and they said, 'You know what, we're good, we don't want to do any more of this stuff,'" Lord said. "When we showed that test to a test audience they were so sad because all they want is to believe that this goes on forever."