[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]eaks, hacks, security breaches; these things are never good. But every once in a while, the news that stems from such invasions can be quite exciting. With more leaks than the North Korean Navy, lately Sony seems to be suffering from an inadequate ability to keep their secrets to themselves. Though, as the title of this article states, leaked e-mails from Sony’s Motion Picture Chief, Amy Pascal have revealed that a crossover between Sony’s surprisingly successful reboot of the 21 Jump Street franchise and the MIB franchise is in the works.
Hackers who were able to obtain the e-mails from Pascal leaked the information on the web this week detailing that Hill and Tatum’s characters from 21 and 22 Jump Street will be taking on some action in the universe of the Men in Black. Though Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not signed on for any such film, the MIB would never be the same without these characters at least making cameos.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo who directed 21 and 22 Jump Street are producing this crossover film and may come to even direct it as well.
In an email from Jonah Hill responding to Pascal saying “jump street merging with mib i think that’s clean and rad and powerful.”
“All right, so in 24 Jump Street we should totally fight aliens.“
A script has not been written, but that should not suggest that Sony is not serious about making this happen. According to sources, the e-mails explain how excited the studios are about moving forward with the project, even placing it at the top of their priority list, likely due to the massive success and popularity of the Jump Street films.
The untitled Jump Street – M.I.B. crossover does not yet have a concrete release date, but sources suggest we can see the film as early as 2016 or 2017. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing, possibly directing, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprising their roles from the previous Jump films. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones have not been cast as prominent roles, but cameos or smaller supporting roles are highly plausible.