Speaking to Access Hollywood, Hill, who co-wrote the screenplay for the project, promised that fans of the police drama will be pleased with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller's modern update.
"I think we really love the premise of young-looking cops going back to high school," he said.
Hill revealed that the remake is scheduled to begin production in "early next year" and the directors have not ruled a cameo by Johnny Depp, who shot to stardom while playing Officer Tom Hanson on the original series.
"We wrote a cameo for [Depp] so we hope he does it," Hill concluded.
21 Jump Street is to be released in 2012.