When Channing Tatum came up with the idea for a crossover between 21 Jump Street and Men In Black, it seemed like the sort of crazy thing where a studio would do some work on it, just to keep the star happy. However, it appears Sony is taking it very seriously, as Variety reports that Muppets and Flight On The Conchords director James Bobin is in talks to helm the movie.
While Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected to be involved, don’t expect to see Tommy Lee Jones or Will Smith, as the makers are apparently looking for ‘younger, fresher faces’ to put on the black suits and help keep the fact aliens are living amongst us a secret. There’s no other info than that, and we’ll have to wait and see how Schmidt and Jenko get caught up in alien shenanigans, and whether the movie will see them going undercover to deal with some sort of sci-fi nasty.
Expect to hear more info soo though, as Sony is hoping to shoot the movie this summer. It appears that once they’ve tied down Bobin, they’ll be looking for actors to play the new Men (and possibly Women) in Black. Who knows, perhaps after the lacklustre Men In Black 3, this could be a good way to revive the franchise.