’21 Jump Street’ Trailer Offers Up Clues

Michael Krumboltz
Movie TalkNovember 4, 2011
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

In the grand tradition of rebooting all things '80s, the big-screen version of "21 Jump Street" just released its first trailer.

The two-minute sneak peak features stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two wet-behind-the-ears cops going undercover in a local high school to stop a crime ring. It offers a few clues about what fans of the TV show that helped launch Johnny Depp's career should expect.

This doesn't seem to be a remake of the show. Rather, it appears to be a sequel. The captain, played by Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation," references that his two cadets (Hill and Tatum) have been reassigned to a recently revived program from the '80s, located at -- you guessed it -- "21 Jump Street." Word on the street is that Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete will have cameos.

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From the looks of the trailer, the film isn't going for full-on parody. It will try to find the balance between goofy comedy and cool action a la last year's hit flick "The Other Guys." With Hill's comedy chops and Tatum's ability to look good while throwing a punch, that goal seems well within reach.

The film hits theaters this spring, but already searches are on the up and up. The trailer's launch helped push interest in "21 Jump Street movie" into breakout status. Related look-ups on the very naughty redband trailer also surged, up over 1,000%.

Check out the trailer: