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Deberg_1990
03-05-2010, 12:43 PM
You know, because theres a HUGE fanbase out there thats been anxiously awaiting this....




http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ie79635783d458127926f8f701bbff990


New Line is looking for recruits for a relaunched "Police Academy" movie. Original producer Paul Maslansky is back for the new iteration, which has no writer or director attached.

"Academy" was a seven-film lowbrow comedy series from Warner Bros. that saw a city throw open the doors of its police force to any recruit, much to the chagrin of its serious officers. The misfit officers band together and, of course, save the city.

The first film, released in 1984, starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, a repeat offender who is forced to enter the academy and emerges as the group's leader. Other notable characters included Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), gun-crazy Tackleberry (David Graf), mousy Hooks (Marion Ramsey) and sound effects-spewing Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow).

Bobcat Goldthwait joined the cast for the second movie in 1985. The series, which included Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone as romantic leads, ended with the 1994's "Mission to Moscow." All told, the franchise took in about $240 million worldwide and inspired a pair of TV series.

"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky said. "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 early entries in the series featured sexual humor, but later films became more kid-friendly. Details of the tone of new movie, which would take the story to its beginnings with new characters, were unavailable.

This time around, corporate parent Warner Bros. has sister company New Line taking the title out of its library, as it recently did with the "National Lampoon's Vacation" series.

Red Brooklyn
03-05-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow...

No Guttenberg... no deal. Give that fucker a CAMEO!

Taco John
03-05-2010, 01:14 PM
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Taco John
03-05-2010, 01:15 PM
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Otter
03-05-2010, 02:08 PM
Somewhere out west Paulie Shore is ironing his best shirt while Michael Bay smiles proudly at a new protege.

blaise
03-05-2010, 02:13 PM
It could work, actually. If they get the right cast and writers I could see it being sort of Stripes-ish funny. It can't be family oreinted at all.

Frazod
03-05-2010, 02:22 PM
:facepalm:

Pushead2
03-05-2010, 02:24 PM
:facepalm:

:facepalm: x2

the Talking Can
03-05-2010, 02:38 PM
retarded

Taco John
03-05-2010, 02:42 PM
Canonball Run 2012 anyone?

blaise
03-05-2010, 02:50 PM
The fact that it would use a police academy as the setting or is just that, a setting. It doesn't mean you can't write good material using that as a setting, or that it needs to be anything like those crappy old movies. It's like saying that just because Wyatt Earp wasn't very good Tombstone is a bad idea.
The odds are they'll screw it up, but if they get some writers in there that write stuff like Tropic Thunder or Arrested Development, and don't cast people like Dane Cook or something, it could be funny.

DMAC
03-05-2010, 03:09 PM
The odds are they'll screw it up, but if they get some writers in there that write stuff like Tropic Thunder or Arrested Development, and don't cast people like Dane Cook or something, it could be funny.They will, they won't, they will, it won't.

blaise
03-05-2010, 03:12 PM
They will, they won't, they will, it won't.

You're most likely right. They'll probably cast Vince Vaughn and it'll be exactly like every other movie he makes.