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Oh geez...Police Academy remake moves forward

03.05.2010

This is somewhat embarrassing to admit but as a kid, I wholly loved the POLICE ACADEMY films. At least up until ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH which is about when I checked out. But I was about in fourth grade when CITIZENS ON PATROL came out in theaters and all I can remember was how much fun we'd have at the lunch table repeating our favorite lines from the movies (which nearly always revolved around Bobcat Goldthwait's Zed). Even I could admit then that the franchise was getting less and less funny as time went on (and I'm still a little perplexed at how so many 10-year-olds were able to see the R-rated original) and by the late-80s they were just plain awful.

A franchise is a franchise though and that's something that every studio is going to at least explore relaunching here in this decade. Now New Line is looking to relaunch the series with a new POLICE ACADEMY film. Right now only original producer Paul Maslansky is attached and no director or writer have been hired to work on the film. For all you purists out there, Maslansky confirmed that the classic POLICE ACADEMY theme will make an appearance.

It's unclear what the tone of the new film would be. As I mentioned, the first film was R-rated but eventually became so watered-down that the franchise spawned a Saturday morning cartoon. They are looking at a wide variety of comedians to cast in the film though and I think as long as they stay away from Jeff Dunham, we're in good shape.

Extra Tidbit: What article would be complete without a video of the best of Harris and Proctor.
Source: THR

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5:28AM on 03/08/2010
Zed was the best of the bunch, he was the funniest! Fingers crossed he could make a cameo in this one. :)
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Zed was the best of the bunch, he was the funniest! Fingers crossed he could make a cameo in this one. :)
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7:22PM on 03/07/2010
without the original cast don't bother! No one can play motormouth Jones but Michael Winslow!
without the original cast don't bother! No one can play motormouth Jones but Michael Winslow!
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4:48PM on 03/06/2010
Dave Chapelle as Jones, Sam Rockwell as Mahoney.
Dave Chapelle as Jones, Sam Rockwell as Mahoney.
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2:51PM on 03/06/2010
Its sort of a cool idea, but it would be cool if some of the original cast were to appear in the new movie.
Its sort of a cool idea, but it would be cool if some of the original cast were to appear in the new movie.
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11:35PM on 03/05/2010
get Judd Apatow to direct or produce and I'll think about it.
Hell even Todd Phillips might be okay.

Jason Segal as Tackleberry would be hilarious.
get Judd Apatow to direct or produce and I'll think about it.
Hell even Todd Phillips might be okay.

Jason Segal as Tackleberry would be hilarious.
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10:34PM on 03/05/2010
This actually has a high hope. Hopefully there's gonna lots of cameo from original cast. Somehow I think Bradley Cooper's name gonna be thrown in the new cast somewhere.
This actually has a high hope. Hopefully there's gonna lots of cameo from original cast. Somehow I think Bradley Cooper's name gonna be thrown in the new cast somewhere.
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4:18PM on 03/05/2010
Im actually ok with this remake.

Joel McHale for Mahoney
Im actually ok with this remake.

Joel McHale for Mahoney
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12:46PM on 03/05/2010
They should cast Rahzel in the Michael Winslow role.
They should cast Rahzel in the Michael Winslow role.
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11:49AM on 03/05/2010
Don't be embarrassed, I used to adore the PA movie. I've seen all except Mission to Moscow which my dad warned me not to watch on the fact that it wasn't funny.

PA and PA2 are very funny, the rest are mediocre to sub-par. The comedy from the eighties isn't the same as the comedy from today, so I doubt we'll get a good PA remake. Why even remake this?! Gah!

P.S. Yeah I used to watch the PA cartoon. I watched it only for Mahoney. He was my favorite character in the series.

P.P.S Does
Don't be embarrassed, I used to adore the PA movie. I've seen all except Mission to Moscow which my dad warned me not to watch on the fact that it wasn't funny.

PA and PA2 are very funny, the rest are mediocre to sub-par. The comedy from the eighties isn't the same as the comedy from today, so I doubt we'll get a good PA remake. Why even remake this?! Gah!

P.S. Yeah I used to watch the PA cartoon. I watched it only for Mahoney. He was my favorite character in the series.

P.P.S Does ANYONE remember the excruciating syndicated television series? I tried watching it when it premiered and almost gave up on comedy altogether.
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11:17AM on 03/05/2010
Everyone who I grew up with in the 80's loved the Police Academy films. As adults, we realise how bad they are, but me and my mates still quote bits of dialogue from Motormouth Jones and Zed every once in a while.
Everyone who I grew up with in the 80's loved the Police Academy films. As adults, we realise how bad they are, but me and my mates still quote bits of dialogue from Motormouth Jones and Zed every once in a while.
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10:15AM on 03/05/2010
Don't feel wrong in any way, Police Academy was amazing for kids. I loved them too. Haven't seen them in years, but they were awesome for the time.
Don't feel wrong in any way, Police Academy was amazing for kids. I loved them too. Haven't seen them in years, but they were awesome for the time.
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10:08AM on 03/05/2010

Nothing to Lose

I loved Police Academy as a kid, but it was never the kind of thing I had a loyalty to. One thing I greatly miss are 80's comedies. PG or R rated. I'm up for this more than I am for an Elm Street remake or something I really cared about.

Go for it. It works it works, it doesn't who cares. It'll be forgotten as quickly as the rest of the garbage being made today.
I loved Police Academy as a kid, but it was never the kind of thing I had a loyalty to. One thing I greatly miss are 80's comedies. PG or R rated. I'm up for this more than I am for an Elm Street remake or something I really cared about.

Go for it. It works it works, it doesn't who cares. It'll be forgotten as quickly as the rest of the garbage being made today.
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