Sony Pictures is moving forward with 23 Jump Street, a sequel to 21 Jump Street and the recent 22 Jump Street, both of which starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
Sony has locked up Rodney Rothman to pen the trilogy-maker, which is expected to see Hill and Tatum return. Rothman worked on the 22 Jump Street script, and was recently reported to be involved in a planned Greatest American Hero reboot.
As far as movies go, Rothman also worked on the screenplay for Grudge Match. Before that, he worked as a writer on 249 installments of Late Show with David Letterman, even acting as head writer for 72 of those, and also wrote for the Jon Stewart-hosted 78th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. He’s also done some TV writing, penning episodes of Undeclared, Committed, and Help Me Help You.
The first two movies were directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, though it’s not yet clear if they will return to direct the third. The duo will, however, oversee the script and producing along with Hill, Tatum, and Neal H. Moritz.
21 Jump Street cost $42 million to make and made $201.5 million worldwide, while 22 Jump Street cost $50 million to make and has made $319.6 million worldwide, so another round was a no-brainer for the studio.