Superbad Fat Kid to Remake 21 Jump Street

Hey, kids, remember that TV show 21 Jump Street? You know, the one from the ’80s that launched Johnny Depp’s career? Oh admit it, you probably saw it back then, and you kinda liked the idea of going back to High School, except this time as a cop that can bust some heads. It’s every kid’s fantasy, and probably one of the reasons the show did so well when it came out. That, and Holly Robinson Peete was some kind of smoking back in the day. Anyhoo, according to Entertainment Weekly, who must really be obsessed with Jonah Hill because this is the third story they’ve done on him in the space of a week or two, the fat kid from all those Judd Apatow movies is currently in negotiations to bring the TV show to the big screen.

Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown:

The breakout Superbad comic and Judd Apatow acolyte is in negotiations to develop a movie adaptation of the popular ’80s TV show starring Johnny Depp. It hasn’t been decided whether Hill will actually star in the movie, but Sony confirms that he’ll work on the screenplay and serve as executive producer.

You know, Hollywood must be in all kinds of desperation to be giving some third-tier actor developmental deals. First a second-tier actor like Seth Rogen gets handed the Green Hornet movie to destroy for all of history, and now someone is actually handing Jonah Hill an entire movie franchise to put into the ground. This guy should be given snappy insulting one-liners in comedy movies, not developing them.

Penhall would never have approved.