New Line/Warner Bros. is looking to relaunch "Police Academy" with original producer Paul Maslansky. The new film has no writer or director attached.
"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky said. "It's going to be a new class. We hope to discover new talent and season it with great comedians. It'll be anything but another movie with a numeral next to it. And we'll most probably retain the wonderful musical theme."
The seven-film comedy series starred actors such as Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Michael Winslow, Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone.
The creators and stars of Comedy Central's hit sketch series Key & Peele, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, are set to produce the long-gestating reboot of Police Academy for New Line Cinema.
Original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky is teaming with the duo for a fresh take on this timeless 1984 classic, which revolves around a ragtag team of misfits who join the local Police Academy in order to save their city from crime and corruption. It is not known how this farce on affirmative action will be reworked for the modern era, as no story details have been revealed.Read More
Screenwriter Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) has been hired to rewrite the Police Academy remake for New Line Cinema. David Diamond and David Weissman (When in Rome) wrote the most recent draft of the script.
We reported back in January that Scott Zabielski will make his feature directorial debut on the reboot. He previously directed and produced several episodes of the Comedy Central series Tosh.0. The filmmaker also has some practical experience to lean on, since he went through the real police academy in Los Angeles and serves as a reserve officer in West Hollywood.Read More
New Line is moving forward with its Police Academy remake, hiring Scott Zabielski to direct. This will mark Scott Zabielski's feature directorial debut, after serving as a director and producer on the Comedy Central series Tosh.0.
We first reported on this project in October 2010, when Paul Maslansky, who produced all the original Police Academy movies, set the project up at New Line Cinema. A screenwriter is still not attached for Police Academy at this time.Read More