It’s time for another edition of “Wait, they’re remaking/rebooting that?”
New Line is looking to reboot the “Police Academy” franchise and are currently in talks with Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, the comedians known for their Comedy Central series “Key and Peele” and their work on “MadTV,” to produce the reboot along with series creator Paul Maslansky.
At this time it is unclear if Key & Peele would be on board only as producers.
According to Variety New Line has been attempting to revive the franchise for several years. At one point Scott Zabielski, director and producer of “Tosh.O,” was attached to direct the project. Jeremy Garelick, writer of the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston comedy “The Break-Up,” has written the most recent script.
Maslansky had this to say to the Hollywood Reporter, when they first wrote about the proposed reboot in 2010.
“It’s going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV,” Maslansky told THR. “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 “Police Academy” franchise consists of seven films, an animated series and a live-action series.
Key and Peele’s Comedy Central series was just renewed for a fourth season. The duo will also soon appear in four episodes of the FX TV series adaptation of “Fargo.”
Do you think Key and Peele would be able to revitalize the “Police Academy” franchise? Leave your thoughts in the comments.