Key & Peele to Produce POLICE ACADEMY Reboot


Remaking franchises from the ’80s is all the rage these days, and that includes New Line Cinema’s Police Academy. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele — the comedians who star Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele — are now signed on to produce the film.

And hey, depending on the quality of the script — currently being written by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) — it leaves a possibility they could end up starring in the movie as well. New Line obviously wanted to infuse the project with some new blood after director Scott Zabielski left the project.

But I’ll still take this with a grain of salt and don’t want to get my hopes up as there has not been an announcement on whether Key and Peele would star in the film because the comedy duo is only in talks to produce the project with Paul Maslansky, who produced the original 1984 film as well.

Between 1984 and 1994, seven Police Academy films were released, with Steve Guttenberg starring in the first four, along with Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf and Bobcat Goldthwait.

If you’re not familiar with the original flick, you can check out a trailer below.

Maslansky earlier said about the project:

“It’s going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV. 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.”