You know, there really isn't any point complaining about Hollywood remaking old TV shows into movies -- why, you may ask? Well, mainly because it seems like it's going to happen no matter what we do. So while I understand when fans get a little bent out of shape when their favorite show is next in line for a 're-imagining'; for the life of me, I don't understand why anyone would feel the need to get all protective over 21 Jump Street. Last year the news broke that Jonah Hill was writing an adaptation of the cult TV show, and immediately there was an outcry that he would be turning their beloved series into a comedy. But, for fans of the teen cop drama, there is still hope, because in a recent interview with Complex, Hill gave an update on his remake and told them that "[Sony execs said] they were gonna let me make my kind of movie-an R-rated, insane, Bad-Boys-meets-John Hughes-type movie-and I told them the second they don't, I'm not gonna be involved anymore," -- and Hill has proven already that he has no qualms about walking away from projects that aren't working for him.

After the jump; so what exactly does Hill have planned for his Jump Street remake?
A Jump Street feature film isn't exactly an easy proposition; it's no small feat to take the story of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating high school crimes all that seriously. But before you think I'm being too hard on the show, keep in mind I watched all five seasons (even the year Depp was 'replaced' by Richard Grieco), and sure, Johnny Depp was dreamy...and yeah, that was about it really. But, if someone has to do a remake, it might as well be Hill, and luckily for us, he isn't planning a Starsky & Hutch style send-up. When asked about what he had in store he told Complex, "We're not even spoofing the movie. It's not strictly comedic, either. We're doing a full-on action movie, blowing sh** up." Judging by his description, I'm thinking Hill's Jump Street might end up a lot like Pineapple Express, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, is it?

Do you think Jump Street can work on the big screen? Personally, I'm not sold on the idea, but maybe if Hill can get Depp to do one of those patented PSAs at the end of the film; we might be on to something.