A new but unconfirmed report reveals that Universal Pictures is rebooting the 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop, but without star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The project is coming together through Universal Pictures' 1440 division, which is primarily responsible for producing straight-to-video remakes and sequels such as this year's The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power. Since the project is coming through 1440, it is not expected to get a theatrical release, but the report reveals that it may be developed as a TV series as well.
The original Kindergarten Cop follows a hardened detective named John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzengger) who tracks down the ex-wife of a dangerous drug dealer, in hopes of getting her to testify. He finds himself having to go undercover at the school her son attends, as a kindergarten teacher. The reboot centers on a "leading man type" who, along with his Indian sidekick Sanjit, are hot on the trail of a flash drive that went missing from the Witness Protection Program. When the drive surfaces in a kindergarten class, the lead character is forced to go undercover as a teacher. His mission also puts him together with a beautiful teacher he falls for, along with a slew of Albanian bad guys.
Don Michael Paul (Sniper: Legacy) is directing from a script by David H. Steinberg (Puss in Boots). The producers are reportedly looking for TV actors to fill out the cast, but it isn't known when production will take place, or when this reboot may debut. Arnold Schwarzenegger already has a number of sequels and reboots in the works, with Terminator Genisys hitting theaters this July, and the Legend of Conan sequel set to shoot this fall. He is also slated to return for a Twins sequel entitled Triplets, but that project was delayed earlier this year. The actor most recently starred in the zombie drama Maggie. What do you think about this Kindergarten Cop reboot?