Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele signed a deal to produce a reboot of a classic 1980s comedy.
A project that’s been kicked around Hollywood for a couple years, the brilliant comedy team behind Key & Peele will produce a reboot of the Police Academy franchise.
In 2012, first-time director Scott Zabielski signed on to direct but he has since parted ways with the project. Key and Peele hooked up with Paul Maslansky, the original producer of the Police Academy franchise, and will work closely with him on the franchise update.
Right now, there are no plans for the Peabody-award winning pair to star in the flick, but the ink isn’t dry on the deal yet so everything is probably still in the early planning stages.
As a fan of the franchise (since the days the movies played incessantly on movie channels), this is a movie reboot I take little issue with. I loved the first few Police Academy flicks, but I don’t hold them so near and dear that they can’t be rebooted or retooled for the modern comedy fan.
I’m also a fan of K&P and their Comedy Central show. They’re strong comedic writers and actors. This might not be such a bad reboot idea.
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