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Next 21 Jump Street Movie Will Honour “22 Jump Street”‘s Sequel Credit Sequence

Medical school, art school, traffic school, cullianary school, the credits sequence for 22 Jump Street suggested these titles and everything in between for smart self referential sequels to the bafflingly popular franchise. A brilliant feat of self fun-loving, but is there more to the sequels than some joke? Perhaps, because according to the creators of the reboot, they’re looking to make 2121 Jump Street as much a part of the franchise as terrible accents and various East Asian Jesus’.

According to Slashfilm, creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller made references to the end of 22 Jump Street during a Wondercon panel for their new Fox show The Last Man on Earth. Lord stated that “We’ve found a way that we love that makes those imagined sequels canonical and yet does something that we haven’t told you about yet… The sequels are canon.”

Sounds ridiculous right? How could such a preposterous set of sequels have any real part in an increasingly successful franchise? Well what you have to consider is that Lord and Miller are virtuosos of self referential and meta humour, an undeniable point when you consider 50% of the jokes in 22 Jump Street. So would it be that difficult for them to incorporate them somehow?

Here’s an additional reference made by Lord in a separate interview:
“[Rothman] had a really outrageous idea for what to do, and how we could take our scorched-earth sequel policy from the end of 22 Jump Street and do something that hadn’t been explored in those 22 sequels and simultaneously tell the next chapter in the story.”

It still sounds unreasonable, but the task really couldn’t be in safer or more unconventional hands. Rothman refers to Rodney Rothman, who is penning the script for 23 Jump Street, or whatever it’s going to be called. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are also expected to return. It looks to be the oddest film canon out there, but what a canon!

New Trailer for “True Story” with James Franco and Jonah Hill

This really couldn’t have come at a better time. After everything that has happened with The Interview over the last couple of weeks, there was a real concern about one particular aspect of the film that. But now we have confirmation: James Franco still has a film career. Phew!

Now that that’s out of the way, we have something completely on the other end of the spectrum with True Story, Franco’s latest project with collaborator Jonah Hill. Hey, did you know both of these guys are Oscar nominees? I know, right?

True Story is directed by Rupert Goold and chronicles the true story (get it?) of Christian Longo, a man who murdered his family and then assumed the identity of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel. Finkel, played by Hill, visits Longo (Franco) in jail and finds himself drawn into the alleged murderers web. Check out the trailer, straight from Slashfilm:

Is it me, or was there not a single joke in that whole trailer? Considering that the last film these guys worked on together was This Is The EndTrue Story is a quantum leap in the right direction.

Director Goold wrote the script along with David Kajganich, based on the original events that were chronicled in the baffling memoir that Finkel wrote in 2006.

There are parts of this film that seem downright sinister. There’s no denying that Franco has a lot of strings to his bow, but so far we haven’t really seen him take on a straight maniac. That combined with the truly bizarre events potentially make for an excellent feature.

Are you ready to believe Finkel’s True Story?