First up, we have the hilarious red and green band trailers for ‘21 Jump Street‘! I loved hanging out on the New Orleans set of the film this summer when they shot at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, Louisiana (which is right outside of NOLA and very close to where Chan’s dad Glenn grew up in Metairie). Rumor has it that Chan even made a surprise visit to his dad’s old house during filming. Can you imagine Chan showing up on your doorstep?
This particular trip was my all-time favorite thus far, because it was truly a family affair…from Jenna, Meeka and Lulu to Chan’s Mom to my boys and hubby, we all descended upon New Orleans to visit Chan on set. My kids had an incredible time on their first film set, and it was great to meet Chan’s co-stars, the crew and the directors!
As always, I LOVE observing the film-making process both in front of and behind the camera. I’m really glad my boys were able to watch a couple of hilarious scenes with Chan, Jonah, Rob Riggles, and the school’s principal being filmed (since the movie is rated R and they’re going to have to wait a few years to see it in it’s entirety).
They even got to see Rob getting his CGI makeup done and the setup of a great CGI scene where Chan and Jonah are under the influence and hallucinating. Chan showed us additional footage of what I’ll call “The Bandroom Scene” that didn’t make it into the trailer, but I truly hope makes the film. Chan was friggin HI-larious in the scene and had all of us rolling.
In case you don’t know what it’s about, here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
As “21 Jump Street” alum Holly Robinson Peete says (both she and Johnny Depp have a cameo in the film)… “this isn’t your parents 21 Jump Street”, but I’m loving their comedic take on the 80′s show and was excited to see footage shot during our set visit featured in the new trailers.
Next up, we have a newly released kick-ass 2nd trailer for Chan’s Steven Soderbergh-directed action film ”Haywire‘ via Entertainment Weekly. The film was recently chosen as the surprise screening at the AFI Film Festival, and here’s what critics had to say about the movie…
One of the best film critics in the business, Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter, called the flick “engaging” and said that newbie lead actress, and MMA starlet, Gina Carano, “kicks considerable ass.” Other trade paper Variety chimed in too, calling the action heavy movie “breathtaking” and Carano “coolly charismatic.”
Check out the new trailer…
Last, but not least, we have a FIRST LOOK at ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation courtesy of Entertainment Tonight. After wrapping on ‘Magic Mike‘, Chan returned to the set of Joe to finish filming and officially wrapped on the sequel last week. Fans can check out a sneak peek here…
”Haywire‘ hits theaters on January 20th, ‘21 Jump Street‘ on March 16th and ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation on June 29th next year, and fans can also check out trailers for ‘21 Jump Street‘ and G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation during the telecast for Super Bowl XLVI this February!
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