In the report, Variety discloses that The Muppets director James Bobin is in talks with the studio to take over for Lord and Miller. In addition, Tatum and Hill will reprise their roles, while the studio searches for replacements for Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith before the targeted June production date. The script is written by Rodney Rothman with no current plot details being revealed at this moment.
After quite a long period of radio silence, the Variety article was refreshing to read as I was very pumped for this project when the rumors started to come out. We've reached an incredibly interesting point in the history of Hollywood and if this does well, crossovers will become all the rage. The rating will be interesting (MIB is a PG-13 franchise, Jump Street is R), but other than that, these franchises are a truly perfect match- it's going to be so much fun to see Schmidt and Jenko taking on aliens. I love this idea with a passion, and with Bobin in the director's chair, a good script and the right casting, this could be a four-quadrant smash hit. Look for more news on this one in the coming weeks.
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