As if the powers-that-be haven’t done enough evil things in their lives, now they’re looking to reboot a franchise that not only does not need one, but one that will be functionally destroyed by the very idea of bringing in a new cast. Yes folks, Police Academy – The Rebootening is on its way. And you have the comedic team of Key & Peele to thank for it. (more…)
New Line is hoping that digging up the bones of the Police Academy series and dusting off all those tired jokes and prat falls might allow them to re-energize a series that did produce SIX movies.
New Line has certainly followed the spirit of the Police Academy movies by hiring Scott Zebielski to direct the remake. Zebielski’s main claim to fame at the moment is his producing work on Tosh .0. I have to say that marrying this guy to the Police Academy movies makes sense in that light. Tosh.0 humor is right up the Police Academy ally . . . like a mugger threatening you with a rubber chicken.
Another possible advantage to hiring Zebielski to make this version, it is that he actually went to the police academy in LA, and is a reserve officer in West Hollywood. So maybe this will be a staggeringly realistic depiction of the rigors of police training . . . with slapstick thrown in. You can pretty much count on a Steve Guttenberg cameo, unless he snags a meatier role. This NerdBastard would love to see him play the part of Lt. Thaddeus Harris – played brilliantly by G.W. Baily.
Instead, we’ll probably get a Tosh.0 crossed with an episode of COPS aimed at the 12 year old crowd.
Who doesn’t love Michael Winslow? You may remember him from your childhood formally as Police Academy Heavy Weight, Jones, and currently as nothing. Tis not true, Winslow hasn’t faded into the mists of obscurity and swept under the 80’s carpet!! He has just recently been in the UK doing his stand up routine and in all honesty, this is absolutely brilliant piece of tape. At about 2:00 minutes into the running, Winslow breaks down the Star Wars : A New Hope ‘s Tie Fighter battle down and does a Sound Over. EVERYBODY loves Star Wars and Michael Winslow; put those hands together!!! Brilliance!!! Hollywood is waiting for your bittersweet return takeover.
Thank you to Jamie “English” of London and currently Iraq for the tip