Friday, February 1, 2008

CTU EXCLUSIVE: Get the Inside Scoop on 'Step Up 2: Streets' from Director Jon M. Chu

'Step Up 2: The Streets' has taken over MySpace's homepage and SU2 mania has officially begun.

Here's how I know for sure...

  • Channing Tatum's official (and only) MySpace profile received well over 1000 friend requests and over 80 messages and/or comments YESTERDAY after the new homepage was released.

  • Channing's MySpace profile started out with a little over 4,300 friends on January 1st this year and now boasts over 10,000 friends. The profile has gotten more than 3,000 new friends in the last week or so.

  • This site had been averaging 1500 - 2,500 vistors a day, but over 4,000 fans (most of them first-timers) made their way to CTU yesterday, the highest number of visitors this site has EVER had in one day.
I'm thinking people are pretty excited about the upcoming release of 'Step Up 2: The Streets', the highly-anticipated sequel to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's 2006 hit 'Step Up'.

Since I started this blog a year ago, I've gotten a lot of surprise emails. The first one came from Channing's mom Kay, the second came from Channing himself, the third came from Chan's real-life girlfriend Jenna Dewan, and the email I received a couple of night's ago was just as (if not even more) surprising.

Although I'm sure he's swamped with preparations for the February 14th premiere, Jon M. Chu, the director of 'Step Up 2: The Streets', was nice enough to take the time to send me an email. He let me know that he too reads the blog and graciously thanked me for supporting the film all of these months.

The most exciting and unbelievable part is that he wants to work together to promote the movie by giving CTU readers a little more behind-the-scenes insight into 'Step Up 2: The Streets'. CTU readers may even get the opportunity to ask Jon some questions about the film, so I’ll keep you all posted on this exciting development!!!

Jon also wanted me to let you all know that he has started a video blog on his MySpace profile. You can check out the first three videos below where he gives us a behind-the-scenes look at 'Step Up 2: The Streets'. He told me that the upcoming video blogs will also show him interviewing some of the actors in the film, show movie outtakes, and show other never-before-seen footage from the production of the film.

Check out the first three videos below from the extremely funny and cool Jon M. Chu:

If you watched the videos above, you will see that Mr. Chu is one funny character, and I can't help but laugh with him during the videos. Jon also promises that there’s a lot more where that came from and that there may even be some cool give-aways involved in the near future.

If you have any questions about the film, send them to askjonmchu@channingtatumunwrapped.com, and you may just be able to get answers to the questions you've been dying to ask way before you even see the movie!!!

He also reminds us that 'Step Up 2: The Streets' will premiere in theaters on February 14, 2008 and the soundtrack will be released February 5, 2008. CLICK HERE to check out the trailer and world-wide release dates for the film.

Have I mentioned lately how excited I am about this movie?!?!? Stay tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped where you will always find exclusive, behind-the-scenes scoop on Channing Tatum, Robert Hoffman, and Briana Evigan’s soon to be smash hit 'Step Up 2: The Streets'!!!!

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