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Police Academy remake in works, but you have the right to remain skeptical



police_academy.jpgPolice Academy is back. Seems like only yesterday we were forced to watch Police Academy XXVI: The Search for Spock or something like that.

According to Variety, Scott Zabielski will make his feature directorial debut with this remake -- presumably of the 1984 original that starred Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith and Michael Winslow. (And seriously, is there any other person on this earth as grateful for the Police Academy franchise as Winslow?)

In case you feel all hope is lost, Variety says original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky will return to produce the remake. New Line is expected to start production this year.

First task: presumably casting Guttenberg's role of Cadet Carey Mahoney. My recommendation: Cast comedian Daniel Tosh, whose Comedy Central show Tosh.0 is also directed by Zabielski.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:39pm]


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