This is a “crossover” improbable, yet. The director of Muppets James Bobin acknowledged Wednesday that a movie merging the police comedies Jump Street and science fiction Men in Black was in development, confirming persistent rumors in Hollywood.
“They are two great ideas which together form an incredibly brilliant idea and it’s really fun,” admitted the director during a roundtable with reporters in Los Angeles, where he was promoting his new film, Alice through the looking glass .
the idea of a merger between the two worlds of the films was unveiled by the stolen emails and put online at the Sony hacking end of 2014, and which evoked the participation of Jonah Hill, star of Jump Street project. The studio has never made official comments on the matter.
“I can not say much because we are early in the process, but I’m very excited,” added Mr. Bobin , calling the idea of merging the two film series of “bold, interesting and original.” Asked whether he would make the film, he merely replied that it was “not able to comment.”
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum at the rendezvous
According to the magazine specialized in the film industry Variety , although it will be behind the camera filming the Sony studio intends to start in June. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo who directed the first two Jump Street are not able to stage the third installment because they are working on a spin-off of the saga Star Wars , focusing on the youth of Han Solo.
The website IMDB . com indicates however that Phil Lord is one of the producers of 23 Jump Street , where Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum should resume their roles cops Jenko and Schmidt, though will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the two stars of Men in Black , are currently not considered for re-don the costumes of Jay and Kay agents.
James Bobin, who started his career in British television, including helping comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen to start, led the two films from the famous puppet: Muppets most wanted and the Muppets.