The Police Academy remake has just been given new life thanks to Key and Peele. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for their Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key and Peele, have just been attached to produce a remake of the goofball Eighties franchise about misfits training to become police officers. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
Like so many other properties from our childhoods, Police Academy is roaring back to life in the form of a brand-new reboot. The project got set up at New Line since 2010, and has since acquired a director in the form of Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0). Now it’s also about to pick up a fresh draft of the screenplay, courtesy of The Break-Up writer Jeremy Garelick. More details after the jump.
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The ancient remake advice is ‘remake something terrible,’ and New Line is certainly following that to the letter by hiring Scott Zebielski to direct a remake of the ’80s comedy Police Academy. But is there any chance that this version of the story will actually be any better than the ’84 one? That original is the story of a bunch of bumbling misfits who train to become cops when their city, hard up for extra help, opens the Academy to anyone. What wonders will the remake offer? Read More »
Even with the onslaught of 3D news, Hollywood hasn’t stopped signing new deals to remake some of the films from our childhood (or at least, my childhood). Tonight New Line Cinema and Warner Bros have announced that they will be returning to the Police Academy series.
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Steve Guttenberg told The Sun over the weekend that a screenplay is being written for an eighth Police Academy movie with all the available original stars set to return.
“So far it is really great, everyone from the original movies who is still around will return,” says” Guttenberg. “I know Kim and Sharon have been asked but they haven’t said yes yet. It would be really great to have them onboard.”
But didn’t Mission to Moscow say everything that needed to be said? Do we really need another Police Academy sequel? And who is the audience for this film? Would people return to the theaters just for a pop culture flashback? I think not. And if that doesn’t scare you, how about a third Three Men and a Baby film?
“Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and I are looking to make another Three Men And A Baby movie,” says Steve. “It’s called Three Men and A Bride. The script is pretty much written and we are really keen to get that made. We’re very hopeful.”
Hopeful isn’t the first word that comes into my mind. But then again, I’m not Steve Guttenberg.