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New Line to Reboot Police Academy

posted Sunday Mar 7, 2010 by Scott Ertz

New Line to Reboot Police Academy

Are you as tired of reboots as we are? Well, get ready for another 80s franchise making a return from the dead: Police Academy. You guys remember the films, right? A city is in danger and there aren't enough police, so they bring in anyone who is interested in joining and most of them are nuts? After they joined they seemed to not be able to get rid of them because there were 5 more films after? Good, you'll need that information to prepare for even more films in the series!

The good news is that Paul Maslansky, the producer who brought us the original comedy gold (and the rest of the series as well) is back to oversee the project. Hopefully New Line will let him do what he wants like the first movie and not try and make it something it's not, such as a family movie, like Warner Bros. did with the last 5. Maslansky seems to think they will, saying,

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.

In all seriousness, the last film in the series only grossed $126,247. They paid more than that for Steve Guttenberg's trailer. The watered-down, family-friendly nonsense that ended the series could very well have ruined the name for everyone. On the other hand, I loved the original and so did most other people. It grossed more than $81 million and can be seen on TV almost any night of the week on some cable network somewhere. There is definitely a chance of greatness here but also a chance of an epic fail that could damage the name forever. We will have to see where this goes. (TO SPACE!)

Do you guys think a reboot of Police Academy is a good idea or is it New Line trying to milk another franchise because they are out of ideas? Let us know in the comments!


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