Early last month we got our first look at the first movie trailer released for the upcoming film adaptation of the TV series 21 Jump Street and today we get our first look at the first movie poster released for the film. As you should be well aware, 21 Jump Street tells the story of police officers who look young enough to pass for high school students in order to infiltrate and expose crime. It’s basically a show about Narcs. The original TV series was cheeky but somewhat serious. This film adaptation is pure comedy. Click below to check out the poster and get a taste of the new version of 21 Jump Street.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s action-comedy ‘21 Jump Street‘ just released the first poster for the film! The new one sheet features characters Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum)…two guys who join the police force’s secret Jump Street unit and use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. The eager rookies trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring while having to deal with all of the teenage issues they thought they left back in high school just a few years earlier.
The thing that most people remember about the TV series 21 Jump Street was that it starred Johnny Depp before he was a mega movie star. I don’t remember watching the show religiously back in the day but I watched enough eps to have fond, nostalgic memories of the show. This new remake is being marketed to people who never saw the original (but will feature cameo appearances by original 21 Jump Street castmembers for those of us who did watch the original series … I believe Johnny Depp will make a cameo in this remake) so they can pretty much change the tone of the story to make it more palatable to today’s younger audience. To be honest, I wasn’t wowed by the film’s trailer … but the poster is cute. I dunno … I kinda feel like these remake films are put out as sort of throw-away films. As long as these kinds of films make a certain amount of money, the studio is happy. If these films make more money than was expected, then sequels will be on the way. As far as pure entertainment value goes, 21 Jump Street might be fun. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I, personally, have no problem investing in any film that Channing Tatum stars in. For better or worse, his films tend to be — at the very least — enjoyable.