Some of the team behind 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street are reuniting for a new “tongue-in-cheek thriller,” as Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Jump Street films, The LEGO Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and star Channing Tatum are collaborating on a movie “inspired by Universal’s classic monster legacy.”
Per Deadline, Lord and Miller will produce while Tatum produces and stars in an untitled monster project that will be a modern-day, comedic take on one or more of Universal’s classic creatures (think Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, etc). The full plot details are being kept under wraps for now.
Reid Carolin (producer on Magic Mike and Channing Tatum’s directorial debut, Dog) had the original idea for the project and wrote the treatment. Wes Tooke (Midway) is writing the script.
In other Channing Tatum news, IGN learned that X-Men: Apocalypse was meant to set the stage for a Mister Sinister-driven X-Men movie and that the plan was for Sinister to appear in the now canceled Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum.
After his Gambit film went bust, Tatum set his sights on another (very different) hero and is now teaming with Roy Lee (Godzilla vs. Kong) to co-produce their version on the ’90s surreal superhero title The Maxx.