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Guttenberg Talks Three Men And A Bride
And... Police Academy 8??? Can it be?

01 December 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Sun

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Working at Empire, you can get a little blasé about reporting the big movie news stories every day. But every now and again, something comes along that rocks your socks, blows your mind and reminds you why we fell in love with this topsy-turvy business we call show in the first place. And here it is:

Steve Guttenberg says that not only are there plans afoot to make a third Three Men And A Baby film, but that Police Academy 8 is in the works!

Now, if your world has remained resolutely unshattered by this news, then either: a) you didn’t grow up in the Eighties, so you have no idea how resonant these films are, or how big a star Guttenberg once was (bigger than Tom Cruise, Tiger Woods and that bloke with the big hair from Twilight combined), or b) you know full well who Steve Guttenberg is now and you highly doubt the chances of him being able to get a green light at a traffic junction, let alone for two movies.

But let’s not spoil it, shall we?

"Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and I are looking to make another Three Men and a Baby film," Guttenberg said over the weekend. And, given that all three men aren’t quite the stars they once were, who can blame them for revisiting the scene of their greatest triumph, in which they played three heterosexual life partners who – and you’ll like this – found themselves playing father to an adorable infant. Now, over twenty years, the new movie will see them attend the young lady’s wedding.

"It's called Three Men and A Bride,” said Guttenberg. “The script is pretty much written and we are really keen to get that made. We're very hopeful."

As are we, Steve. As are we. But only if Leonard Nimoy, the director of 1987’s Three Men And A Baby, can be lured back into the director’s chair. If he can do Spock one more time, he can do this.

Speaking of going back, Guttenberg had this to say about Police Academy 8, which will see him reprise the role of charming chancer, Carey Mahoney. “We are doing a new movie and it is going to be great fun," he said. "A script is being written and so far it is really great, everyone from the original movies who is still around will return.”

“I know Kim [Cattrall, who starred in the original] and Sharon [Stone, the love interest of Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol] have been asked but they haven’t said yes yet. It would be really great to have them on board.” It would but, y'know...

There are also rumours that Guttenberg may direct the new Police Academy movie, which would really signal an about-turn on his part. He left the series after Citizens On Patrol, but he now says that he regrets that decision. And if you regret not starring in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege and Police Academy: Mission To Moscow, then you know your career hasn’t quite turned out the way you’d hoped.

More on both these astonishing-sounding movies as we get it. 


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3 men and PA 8
I'm an 80's kid in the flesh and I have to say i'm happy to return in a way to the series of films. Looking forward to Police Adademy 8 and would like to warn the teens of today that Steve Guttenberg plus all other 80's greats will always be way bigger than any nowaday star even Harry Potter. The latest Three Men And A Baby film sounds just fine to me and will book my tickets in advance. BRING ON THE 80'S!!!!!! More

Posted by Riggs at 22:26 on 06 December 2008 | Report This Post

guypb
What about "the curious case of cocoon 3" where all the old fogeys from the original have now grown so young they are now babies and Steve Guttenburg ropes in his bessy mates Tom "the Tache" Selleck, and Ted "Cheers" Danson to help him out with the bairns - throw in Courteney Cox (original Cocoon) to cop off with Tom Selleck (a la Friends) - get Brad Pitt to reprise his Benjamin Button role as a bit of an "in" joke, chuck in the rest of the Friends cast f More

Posted by guypb at 18:14 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

celebrity dad
My celebrity dad was always Tom Selleck - think its the tache... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 16:28 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

I think he's just practicing his panto lines here.
'I'm going to do another Three Men and a baby film and Police Academy 8', and we say 'OH NO YOUR NOT'!!!!!!!!. Hollywoods haven't scrapped that far down the barrell - yet.. I know that Dom (or Dave) from Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show worships you Steve but I'm sorry to say this mate but you're a nobody now (as is Tom Selleck) so just enjoy doing panto like Henry Winkler (although he will never be a nobody as hey - sorry heyyyeee- he was The Fonz) and then go back and do a tv drama/sci-fi sh More

Posted by Taz69 at 15:53 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

POLICE ACADEMY - THE NAUGHTIES VERSION!
They should do Police Academy in the cinema verite style, all hand-held and gritty, like Law and Order, but with all the same gags! More

Posted by Mopictures at 14:36 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

POLICE ACADEMY - THE NAUGHTIES VERSION!
They should do Police Academy in the cinema verite style, all hand-held and gritty, like Law and Order, but with all the same gags! More

Posted by Mopictures at 14:31 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Guttenberg Talks Three Men And A Bride
It's like Christmas come early! More

Posted by Super Hans at 13:52 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

high spirits
WHAT ABOUT HIGH SPIRITS 2? More

Posted by PAULFOX82 at 13:04 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

I think this is great news! More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 10:40 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

Yay for Steve!
Although I would have thought Short Circuit would be a more obvious revival. I also see scope in a darker take on the Three Men saga. The Bride, having been the butt of jokes all her life, goes on a roaring rampage of revenge scouring America until she finds Dansen, Guttenburg and Selleck. Only when all names have been crossed off the list can she find inner peace. Forget Nimoy - How about Guttenburg and Tarantino? or even better, Guttenburg and Ratner? That's a sure-fire way to have a revival a More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:13 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

Yay for Steve!
Although I would have thought Short Circuit would be a more obvious revival. I also see scope in a darker take on the Three Men saga. The Bride, having been the butt of jokes all her life, goes on a roaring rampage of revenge scouring America until she finds Dansen, Guttenburg and Selleck. Only when all names have been crossed off the list can she find inner peace. Forget Nimoy - How about Guttenburg and Tarantino? or even better, Guttenburg and Ratner? That's a sure-fire way to have a revival a More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:09 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

the next person to disrespect Police Academy 6 has to answer to me! More

Posted by Hughezy at 08:06 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

isn't he in the country doing panto? i'm sorry steve but i really can't see these happening, or want them to happen even. both films should have left it after the first attempt, always downhill from there. don't get too excited chris! More

Posted by joey14c at 08:05 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

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