According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Key & Peele” stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele have officially signed on to produce a Police Academy reboot for New Line. Suddenly I’m interested in this project.
There is no word yet on whether or not the pair will be starring in the remake, but that would probably be indicative that the project is even more of a solid bet. The script is currently being rewritten by Jeremy Garelick. Scott Zabielski (“Tosh.0”), who was previously attached to direct the film, is no longer helming the project, but no replacement has been announced yet.
New Line announced that it would be rebooting the Police Academy franchise over four years ago, but this news definitely bodes well that something will finally happen. Key and Peele will be producing alongside original producer, Paul Maslansky, who had this to say regarding the reboot:
[It’s] going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV.
There were seven films in the original Police Academy franchise, which also spawned a short-lived animated series and a live-action series.
Key and Peele are definitely hot comedy properties of late. Their popular Comedy Central show was just renewed for a fourth season, they joined the cast of FX’s “Fargo,” and the pair is also developing an untitled comedy with Judd Apatow. We’ll have to see if their immense comedic talents can help bring new life to a franchise that seemed completely unrevivable.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to more Police Academy movies? Let us know in the comments!
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