New Line has been looking to reboot the Police Academy franchise for a few years now. Back in 2012 Tosh. O director Scott Zabielski was attached to direct the film, but he has since left the project. The production company has now brought in Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for sketch comedy show Key & Peele, to produce the project.
The franchise's original producer Paul Maslansky is also back to help resurrect the comedy film series. The first film was released in 1984 and starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, the leader of a ragtag group of police recruits who are called upon to protect the city. It was previously revealed that the new film will most likely be completely recast, and there no word on if Key and Peele will also start in the film. I don't see why they wouldn't want to be a part of it, they would be the best part of the movie. Here's what Maslansky had to say in a statement to THR:
"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."
I love Key and Peele's style of comedy, and it's a perfect fit for this franchise. The fact that they are involved with the project actually sparks some excitement in me, and gives me hope that this will be a really funny movie.