Sony's not one to hesitate.
"21 Jump Street" hasn't even been in theaters for 24 hours yet and already the studio has secured plans for a sequel to the action comedy, according to Variety.
And they most definitely should. The film has scored high ratings from critics (it's at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this publication) and it's scored upwards of $12 million at the box office on its opening day, with a projected $30+ million for the weekend, according to Deadline. Sheesh, that's almost as much as "John Carter" made in its opening weekend!
Sony is closing a deal with Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, who collaborated on the story for the first film, to develop a treatment for the sequel, which Bacall is set to write – this is his second sequel gig this month, as he'll also be penning the follow-up to "Project X." Meanwhile, Hill and Channing Tatum are expected to reprise their roles and also serve as executive producers.
There are no plot details to report yet, though it will probably involve a high school and drugs. And hopefully another amazing Johnny Depp cameo.
Jonah Hill will next be seen in "Neighborhood Watch," opening July 27, whilst his BFF, Channing Tatum, will appear naked for your pleasure in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," opening June 29.