The last time we checked in on the progress of a new Police Academy film, it was 2012, with The Break-Up’s Jeremy Garelick hired to take a new crack at the script. Since then, director Scott Zabielski has come and gone and New Line now believes that comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the men best suited to help guide the recruits back to our screens.
In 2010, New Line and franchise producer Paul Maslansky announced that the new movie would take the reboot route, retaining the concept of a group of raw cop recruits who must help save their city but without the original cast, which included veteran Steve Guttenberg.
"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. "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."
Key and Peele seem like solid choices to steer any new film. They have proved their comic chops on their eponymous sketch show for the US comedy channel and have been valuable supporting performers in a variety of movies.
There’s no word yet on whether they’d step in front of the camera for Police Academy, but they will be seen on screen in a law enforcement capacity soon as FBI agents in four episodes of the new Fargo TV series, set to hit UK screens via Channel 4 from April 20.