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Set The Reboot-O-Tron To: POLICE ACADEMY!!

Merrick here...
Paul Maslansky, who produced seven POLICE ACADEMY movies between 1984 and 1994 (as well as a 39 episode animated TV series based on the same, and a 26 episode PA live-action series) ain't done yet. He's pulling together a fresh iteration of the concept for New Line.
"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky said. "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." The early entries in the series featured sexual humor, but later films became more kid-friendly. Details of the tone of new movie, which would take the story to its beginnings with new characters, were unavailable.
...says The Hollywood Reporter HERE.
The first two POLICE ACADEMY movies were brought to us by The Ladd Company- who also produced higher-brow fare like THE RIGHT STUFF, OUTLAND, BRAVEHEART, and BLADE RUNNER. I seem to recall hearing that THE RIGHT STUFF was pretty-much a non-starter when released in 1983 (I'm not saying this cruelly - it's my third favorite film of all time behind A CHRISTMAS STORY and THE WIZARD OF OZ), and that the first POLICE ACADEMY film made so much money that it essentially paid off The Ladd Company's RIGHT STUFF deficits...or something like that. Will the concept be as warmly received this time around? We'll see...

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  • March 5, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Theme Song

    by Losteroo

    Like a knee-jerk reaction, the Police Academy theme song is playing through my head as I'm reading this article

  • March 5, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Bring back Guttenberg!

    by RogueScribner

    It's not the same without him.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Oh... oh no

    by JohnnyThanatos

    no. Really. No.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Hunh. Tackleberry died in 2001.

    by IndyCollector

    Who knew?

  • March 5, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Bobcat's gotta eat

    by Cajunsblues

    Well i just hope they can get a good crew of people to make a movie so bad its legendary. like the original

  • March 5, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck this! If it ain't part 8...

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Then I don't want to have anything to do with it.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    No mas...make it stop...

    by blackmantis

    ...mommy...mommy...make the bad remakes go away...please mommy....

  • March 5, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Save Guttenberg!!

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    Jones. Larvel Jones. Monsenior.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Keep the sound effects black guy!

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    That's all I'm saying...

  • March 5, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    New class may mean sequel ...

    by ThreeOranges

    Perhaps a cameo from someone from the original cast.

  • March 5, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by darth_ghidorah85

    reboot naked gun while you're at it! NO WAIT, I WAS ONLY KIDDING!!!! NOOOOO! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!?

  • March 5, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    "Why did I take you to all those 'Police Academy' movies?!"

    by Anna Valerious

    "FOR FUN?! You didn't hear anyone else laughing! Well, maybe at the guy who made the sound effects..."

  • March 5, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I recently saw some of the early movies

    by moorE12

    I was really surprised at the sexual humor in them. I guess most of my memories are from the later moves with Loyd Brawn. Although, they were progressive with the gay humor and the bar "The Blue Oyster".

  • March 5, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Adam Baldwin for Tackleberry!

    by FSJGuy

    Adam Baldwin for Tackleberry!

  • March 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Can't We Just Stop Buying Tickets To These

    by Dave I

    And they they can stop remaking them? And by "these" I mean remakes/reboots? I guess if it's some relative unknown like The Crazies or something, or they do something inspired or even just radically different with a timeless story, then I really don't care.<p><p>Still, if we just support originality, won't the movie execs eventually get the picture and start supporting creativity and new, more original ideas?<p><p>-Cheers

  • March 5, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Give credit (blame?) where it's due...

    by slappy magoo

    according to imdb, Maslansky also wrote many of the episodes of the live-action Police Academy series that starred Joe Flaherty. Yeah, I never saw it either.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Michael Winslow was probably the greatest class clown

    by TheBitchuation

    ever. I wish I could have been in his elementary school back in the day.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I saw Bobcat Goldthwaite a few weeks ago.

    by rev_skarekroe

    He's a well-fed guy, so I doubt he'll take the gig.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Okay, so howzabout the REBOOTS we WOULD see...

    by Red43jes

    Phantasm is on my list, only if they friggin' give us reasons for whats going on...anyone else?

  • March 5, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Also the first PA was rated "R"

    by slappy magoo

    Part 2 was PG-13 and all subsequent movies were PG. The first Police Academy may be the first R-rated video I ever rented.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Homer Simpson said it best......

    by Jamie McBain

    "When I first heard that Marge was joining the police academy, I thought it would be fun and zany, you know like that movie... "Spaceballs". But instead it was dark and disturbing, like that movie "Police Academy."

  • March 5, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    First two were great comedies. 3 and 4 were enjoyable.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Everything else was awful but I've no hope a reboot will be any better. the first four are still played on my DVD spinner yearly and don't deserve the disdain so many seem to hold for them.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Can I PLEASE get a fucking HOLLYWOOD job?

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Please>?I'm GOING TO BE THE GUY that decides it's time CEREAL FUCKING CHARACTERS got there shot! Board Games,Disney fucking rides,reboots of 1980's classics...WHY NOT? Coming soon in 2011...The Nautical master finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious island.There he finds the solace needed to slave over a secret concoction he calls "crunch".While earning mastery over his delicious creation, he stumbles upon a bloodthirsty tribe that have long inhabiated the island.There name? He dubs them "soggies" (cue blaring trumpets)...March 2011, we sail the sees with CAPTAIN Horatio magellan Crunch!!! Will they get his crunch? And furthermore..what's the secret behind the admiral's fancy hat? Find out,when you fucking hire me hollywood!

  • March 5, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    P. Maslansky

    by DangerMan

    He's like the Arthur P. Jacobs of crap.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    April 2011

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Lucky:The Rise of the Charms.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Powell peralta ftw in COP!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    And David spade

  • March 5, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    in SUMMER 2011 Disney pictures presents...

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    For over 5 centuries he was pursued.Mistaken for a murderer.Secretly he craved a sweet nectar.They thought he wanted blood.But chocolate was his sustenance...but if he was to lift the curse, he could never reveal his love of the cocoa nectar. COMING.SOON. COUNT.CHOCULA.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by Photosuperstar

    Stop the madness! Are there no new ideas?

  • March 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Jeff Dunham will be the new Michaeal winslow

    by jarjarmessiah

    Officer Achmed

  • March 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Really don't hold up well

    by enderandrew

    I guess you can say that of tons of early 80's movies, but these don't hold up well at all.<p>That being said, bring back Guttenberg. Seriously.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington as Mahoney

    by thefakefatshady

    or I wont pay to see it

  • March 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    IDEAS???>? pfffftttt.. Why bother? We have pre-exsisting

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    properties. Uni-blab from the Jetsons? Already being made into a feature. Coco-cripsies? the cereal you fucking ate when you were 6...coming to a theater near you.Frnaken-Berry and the gang too! Yay, rebbots!

  • March 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    "PORKY"S" has GOT to be coming...

    by kgreene

    It's inevitable.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Lets hear it for ..

    by thefakefatshady

    Leslie Easterbrooks tits. MMmmmm. din dins

  • March 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    "get away from me you asshole"

    by alan_poon

    I have to admit I love the first film.If you can't laugh at the blowjob scene then you are either a)humourless or b) dead.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Are they ACTUALLY gonna have a brotha....

    by kgreene

    ...doin' stupid fuckin' sound effects??? God, NO.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Facebook page your all welcome to join...

    by Red43jes!/group.php?gid=10150117501950397

  • March 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Guttenburg as Commandant Lassard

    by mulberry

    Would be really crap. But betya they're considering it.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    KGREENE, Porkys is in good hands...

    by Red43jes

    Howard Stern owns the rights to Porky's and Rock and Roll High School...

  • March 5, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    wait wait wait

    by Omar B

    There was a TV series too?

  • March 5, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I don't hate this idea.

    by Royston Lodge

    After all, why the hell not? Nobody's childhood will be raped. It's not like they're remaking a classic of western film.<p> Hell, it might even be funny.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I did see the TV series once or twice

    by Red43jes

    ONLY when flipping through the channels, or waiting for somethign else to come on. Not memorable at all. Aside from remembering it was out there.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    It could be worse...

    by MeatsackJones

    ...they could reboot Paramedics, or Young Doctors in Love.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Will the climactic chase feature the CN Tower in background?

    by Royston Lodge

    That's a requirement for a Police Academy movie.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Not sure how I feel about these movies being re made...

    by Red43jes

    They have potential to be good, real good. BUT if they are gonna water them down like everything after 3, forget it. We want a hard "R" rating. give us dirty jokes, and bathroom humor.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by kgreene

    Knew about RRHS, didn't know about Porky's. Thanks.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Itchin' for a taser

    by FungoMcGurk

    Yeah, the world was really cryin' out for this. The news made me thrash around on the floor, clawing at my face. Originality takes another sucker punch to the groin. You must be at least THIS stupid to rider the crest of the latest retreaded pop wave. I hate this trend worse than I hated algebra and if it had possessed a navel, I would have shit it there. Remakes, BAH! STOP! STOP OR I'LL PEE IN YOUR SHOE!!

  • March 5, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    They should just make the next chapter

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Police Academy 12: Because all our careers died and we're homeless.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by kgreene


  • March 5, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    No, I won't set the reboot-otron. I'm just not that interested. I only saw the first couple PAs anyway. And if they insist with a remake, Guttenberg and Jaws ought to have cameos.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    as long as it's PG-13 and stars Omarion

    by Disgustin_Justin

    it should be good

  • March 5, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Think Kim Cattrall would make a cameo?

    by Royston Lodge

    She's got a sense of humour, right?<p> She could do a cameo dressed up like Lt. Valeris!

  • March 5, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Dwight Shrute was born to be in this movie.

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 5, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Jonah Hill in PORKY'S BEGINS!

    by YackBacker

  • March 5, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Has it really come to this?

    by DC Films


  • March 5, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    ...Can we get a Three Men and a Baby Remake minus...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...The ghost of a kid/ cardboard cut out of Danson...

  • March 5, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by my liege

    If it's gonna be a new class, set phasers to sequel. Guttenberg as the new Commandant. Cameo by Kim Cattrall and Leslie Easterbrook's breasts. They should go all out. Is Zed still alive?

  • March 5, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Merrick, good job once again assuming reboot

    by Disgustin_Justin

    when it doesn't actual say reboot anywhere, if this is a new character torch passing type situation, that makes it a sequel. I think you just love typing reboot-o-tron and pissing people off, though it may be entertaining for you, it's no way to deliver the stale crumbs of news we bareley get around here.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by my liege

    and bring back Sharon Stone

  • March 5, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    As long as it's R

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I admit, I kinda knee-jerked hated this, but it's not really a property that was a lively pit of invention anyways. This might turn out more in tune with the first movie which was fucking hilarious. As a kid, I liked the sequels, but actively dislike them now. I'll reserve actual judgement on this until I see how the casting goes.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    "Oh, HELL NO!"

    by The Dark Nolan

    Wow, we were like five for five this week on retarded remake/adaptation ideas. Impressive even for Hollywood standards. Fucking idiots.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Louis C.K. as Tackleberry

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Let him go all out with extreme vulgarity and this has a chance of success.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    they ARE remaking three men and a baby

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 5, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    Just no. Please stop plundering. All the decent ideas have already been 'reimagined' and you're simply shit-mining now.<p>Leave the Bolivian marching powder alone for a few days, cut down on the caffeine and regain your inner calm. You'll soon be back in the real world again.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Eion Bailey always reminds me of Guttenberg

    by Koborover

    If Bailey (Fight Club, Band of Brothers) plays Mahoney, it'd be like Guttenberg never left.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    No way will they be able to assemble a cast, script and direction to match those movies. Podium blowjob is classic. I say at least cast Ian McKellan as the chief. I think he could pull that off pretty well.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    no thanks on Louis C.K.

    by Disgustin_Justin

    I don't need to see Tackleberrys berries

  • March 5, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mahony Mahony Mahony ... Mahony

  • March 5, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I hope this means we're getting a Moving Violations remake

    by exie

    Then, as predicted by the elders, the sun will explode and this planet will die a quick dark death.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Showirls Reboobs... er... Reboot!!!

    by Gorgomel

  • March 5, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    ...ay yi yi Six Demon...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • March 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    In the words of Nancy Kerrigan...

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    WHY??? WHY????? WHY????

  • March 5, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    JettL93 told me they're remaking...

    by cricklewood

    WEIRD SCIENCE, only this time its two nerdy girls who make Zac Efron on their PC.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Oh and btw:

    by cricklewood


  • March 5, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    It's Not That Police Academy's Sacred

    by Dave I

    Not even close. It's just that it's time, money, and effort that could be put into something we have not already seen before. I could care less that they remake movies except that it robs viewers from the chance of seeing something new. This could end up being funny, but it could also deprive us from some other potentially great movie that doesn't have the name recognition.<p><p>I'd rather support something new and not just a lazy retread of a story that has already been done. If these "reboots" were not going to prevent other movies from being made (which they will) then I would not care. But they will, so I do. It'd be paramount of Shakespeare writing Hamlet, MacBeth, or Romeo & Juliet, he just rehashed somebody else's play and did it as his production. Sure, it might be good, but his stuff was great and never would have been created.<p><p>-Cheers

  • March 5, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    There's no reason to be upset over this

    by solanine

    Getting mad at this is like getting mad if they announced a new sequel to Tremors. It's not as though this is some prestigious franchise whose integrity will be soiled by making another entry.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    All that concerns me is

    by Denty420

    ... that if they keep the unforgettable theme, then they MUST keep the Blue Oyster theme... if, indeed, the Blue Oyster Bar features in this project-because-they've-run-out-of-other-ideas.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Ian McKellan as Commandant Lassarde?

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm so conflicted.<p> Would that be awesome sauce or the final nail in the coffin of McKellan's career?

  • March 5, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Zach Braff as Mahoney

    by Royston Lodge

    In your hearts, you know I'm right.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    the music is memorable at least

    by Adelai Niska

  • March 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    there was a live action tv series?

    by Bouncy X

    i never knew. i used to watch the cartoon every day before school though, my friend even had a few of the action figures.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Screw the 80s...

    by Blue_Demon

    Remake some of my favorite drive in experiences of my childhood.<p>Kingdom Of The Spiders<p>With cgi, they won't have to run over real tarantulas with cars! (it was a different, P.E.T.A.-less time)<p>The Giant Spider Invasion<p>With um...cgi they won't need to put fake fur and giant metal tubes on a volkswagon to make a giant spider!(I swear to God they did this)<p>Aaahhh...sweet memories of my South Texas Drive In.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    McKellan as Lassard?

    by Bouncy X

    i can totally see it, the presence and body language of Magneto mixed with the absent mindedness of his character from The Shadow.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Heh-heh, Bouncy X...

    by Blue_Demon

    Can you imagine McKellan in the blowjob scene?<p>Now...this first SLIDE!!!!

  • March 5, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Three Men And A Baby was already a remake

    by rev_skarekroe

    Of a French movie.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Kid memories

    by Alientoast

    I used to love these movies as a kid. I could never understand why my father loathed going to them...until I grew up. Then I felt guilt for the pain that was inflicted upon him!

  • March 5, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Speaking of black guys making sound effects...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I want a remake of Disorderlies.

  • March 5, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    dancing, sir

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    mostly dancing

  • March 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Chiwetel Ejiofor as Larvell Jones

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • March 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    But who will play Hightower?

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • March 5, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Reguarding a PORKYS remake, it's in pre-production.

    by Mike_D

    Last I heard Howard Stern was making it.

  • March 5, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    "Hey, free TV's!!!"

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The first Police Academy was a classic. The rest are shit. <p>

  • March 5, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Oh and they need to keep the BLUE OYSTER nightclub.

    by Mike_D

    I laugh every time

  • March 5, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    already this is lookin to be an awesome remake!

  • March 5, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Why not?

    by Harry Weinstein

    What'll they do, ruin it? It's fucking POLICE ACADEMY. This is exactly the sort of thing they ought to be remaking. And I'm done with the "reboot" word games. It's a remake. Call it nothing else.

  • March 5, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    We'll get to see the cop actually enter the horse's ass

    by AzulTool

    It's going to be a very graphic POV shot.

  • March 5, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    the remake must have a scene with El Bimbo

    by the new transported man

    you know it to be true

  • March 5, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by Phimseto

    The original was delightfully un-PC and chauvenistic. That's what made it work. Why do I doubt that this remake will be anything close?

  • March 5, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Kim Cattral MUST suck a cock in this.

    by V'Shael

  • March 5, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Zach Braff as Mahoney? wow, thats weird enough to work

    by br1947

  • March 5, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    The Horror Remake Trend ends. The Comedy Remake Trend

    by TheJudger

    Begins. The horror horse has been so brutally raped and beaten to death. An entire generation has grown up on it. The genre needs to take a vaction. Theres hardly any cool must see horro's in the works. The older fans are trapped in nostalgia land. They have nothing new to feed on so they cling onto the older classics as "the films that got it right" <P> Now it's time to bend over Comedy's and Hip flicks of the 80's and do the same. But get this. It wont find the same gotta see it response that the horror remakes did. I fucking promise you that!

  • March 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    LOVED part 2 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Childhood classic. First time I ever saw Bobcat. Have loved him ever since . . .

  • March 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Porky's sequel already in the can...

    by Rip_Haight

    Check it out. It'll make your bulls suck back into the fiery chasm from which they came...

  • March 5, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Shiiiiit Wrong link

    by Rip_Haight

  • March 5, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    The first PA was the first R rated movie I was

    by I_Sharted

    allowed to rent. They pretty much sucked after the first and maybe the second. Too bad someone feels the need to flog a dead horse. What happened to the people with original ideas? Have they all flocked to some other profession?

  • March 5, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    TheJudger, Pet Semetary remake's on the way

    by Nice Marmot

    Woo Hooo !!!

  • March 5, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 5, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds for Mahoney

    by I_Hate_Everyone


  • March 5, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Please, Ricky needs work!

  • March 5, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    What happened to the people with original ideas?

    by James_Camera_On

    The revolution in Hollywood has no use for people with original ideas. They were all rounded up and shot. Every time you purchase a ticket, you help defer the costs of the bullets.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But ................................................... I don't know. It's hard to pull off what Guttenberg did, cuz he did it so damned well. Ryan's a little too stiff for that part. I like him stiff, though.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Because I tell you, the subway is rife with comedic situations.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Incompetent people in management positions. Look around your office and tell me I'm wrong.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Will it be released in 3D?

    by Thanos0145

    Michael Strahan for the role of Hightower!

  • March 5, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I see Stockholm Syndrome in full effect

    by Colt19801980

    People are actually welcoming these remakes now..."why not? nobody's childhood will be raped." Why not? Because there's a million great unproduced scripts sitting in the vaults of every major studio, but they refuse to take chances on any of them. They could turn struggling screenwriter's lives around, yet they choose to remake everything known to mankind. Fuck Hollywood!

  • March 5, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    You fuck girls?

    by Royston Lodge

    What's it like?

  • March 5, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck, I bet it'll be Leslie Nielsen as Lassard.

    by Royston Lodge

    And he'll suck at it.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    First two were fun, then...

    by the_rising

    Ugh. Please, give us some good old fashioned R rated humor.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Larry the Cable Guy's gotta eat!

    by DrAwkward

    When they say a new class of comic actors, this who they probably mean.<p>And we all have a right to get pissed off, because even if we don't see it, we'll be inundated by the horrible trailers on TV for a month prior to this abortion's birth.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't mind seeing Leslie Easterbrook's boobs now.

    by MastersOfNonePodcast

  • March 5, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by moviemenace

    Louis CK as Tackleberry.... So Weird. When I read the THR article last night I was thinking the exact same thing. If they can get the right script and cast together this could really work. Paul Rudd would make a great Mahoney don't you think.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    "Looks more like a princess to me"

    by alan_poon

    Shame about Tackleberry.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Not a bad idea

    by Cobb05

    Now, as long as this isn't a straight up remake, with a new Mahoney and Jones and Tackleberry, then it's fine. I mean you can keep the theme music and maybe have some cameos, but as long as it's a new cast of characters, it could be good. But they need a funny cast, not Jamie Kennedy, Bobby Lee, Paul Scheer, Carmen Electra or anyone like that. Get a good cast and it could be an ok franchise.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Needs to be rated R

    by Cobb05

    nuff said.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Remake Star Wars

    by rodvegas78

    you know it's going to happen.. George has got to be thikin' about just scratching everything out and redoing it all over again!!

  • March 5, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Guttenberg will be directing apparently.

    by alan_poon

    Given that his last directorial effort was 2002's Oscar worthy classic P.S Your Cat is Dead I think this reboot is in safe hands.

  • March 5, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Neilsen at Lassard..

    by rodvegas78

    is actually sorta genius.. but you never know.. they might bring Howard Hessman back.. Halloween 2 was his comeback baby!!

  • March 5, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by rodvegas78

    wouldn't touch this movie with Stifler's dick.. on that same note I bet it'll be Stifler as Mahoney..

  • March 5, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I can't believe there are some people welcoming this

    by James_Camera_On

    Actually I can. Look, every time someone welcomes something like this, a kitten is run over by a steam roller. Stop it. Just stop it.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Pet Semetary is now set to be remade too

    by D.Vader

    Surprised AICN isn't running that story.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    you know the animal house remake is coming........

    by ORIONgods

  • March 5, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    you know the animal house remake is coming........

    by ORIONgods

    and that will be one sad day

  • March 5, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    never seen the originals

    by aDINGOateCLAIRESbaby

    Guess I'm too young. Still no interest in this though.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Well, if they are going to remake Animal House

    by James_Camera_On

    Then they probably should just scrap GBIII and go directly to a remake/reboot. And why stop there?. Isn't it time to remake Gone With the Wind, with Eddy Murphy as a cool slave lecturing Charlotte (Sandra Bullock? Weaver?) on the evils of capitalism? It could end with all the white people leaving the south and the black left behind to live in harmony with nature.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Joel McHale or Paul Rudd for Mahoney?

    by dailysportspages

    Mahoney: Joel McHale <br> Tackleberry: Danny McBride<br> Zed: Dan Fogler<br> Jones: Aziz Asnari<br> Hightower: Shaq<br> Hooks: Rashida Jones<br> Totchi: Bobby Lee<br> Harris: Gary Cole<br> Callahan: Heather Graham<br> Lassard: Leslie Nielsen<br>

  • March 5, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    In 2011, we present

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    CHARLIE TUNA:rise of the dolphin. CAN'T.FUCKING.WAIT

  • March 5, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Reynolds should play Mahoney

    by jaysin420

    if this really has to happen.

  • March 5, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Guttenberg and Bobcat must be going crazy

    by jaysin420

    right now begging to be involved.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Cera for Sweetchuck

    by jaysin420

    and Corrdry for Cap Harris.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    and Jack Black for Bobcat

    by jaysin420

  • March 5, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Back to the Future reboot is imminent.

    by AzulTool

    So is the return of my breakfast.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    know whts sad

    by ORIONgods

    on of these days we will come on this site and it going to say: Godfather remake

  • March 5, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    You know... flowers and shit.

    by Skraggo

    "This next SLIDE.... shows a very... interesting thing." Fuck all haters, the first one is a classic 80's comedy. It's worth it for the blowjob scene alone. This remake, however, will be as forgettable as any of the 1.2 million Police Academy sequels that have already been made. Get ready for some unfunny PG-13 fluff.

  • March 5, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Aw Jeezus!

    by Mistahtibbs

    Fuck that shit.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    STRIPES remake will star Rudd and Rogen

    by ColonelFatheart

    in the Murray and Raimis roles, respectively. Or maybe Rudd and Segel. Faison Love will be the John Candy role. Bruce Willis will play Sgt. Hulka. Mila KuNips and Elizabeth Banks/Kristen Bell will play the hot chicks they meet up with in Italy (or it'll probably be the Middle East; expect LOTS of Jewish humor!). "Stifler" will play "Francis." Jason Bateman in the John Larroquette role. This thing casts itself.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Get the fuck outta here! Seriously?!

    by Jaka

    There was 27 of them already, the last 23 of them (or so) were freakin' awful. Plus, these films actually perfectly represent the god awful 80's. They deserve to stay there. Very. Bad. Idea.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Guttenberg will play the Lassard role

    by Jaka

    I would imagine.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Ben Stiller was made for a Police remake

    by KHjLL

  • March 5, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by MajorFrontbum

    Fucking YAWN.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Kicking buttski. Making you laughski. The Academy is backski!

    by The_Crimson_King

  • March 5, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Midnight Run 2 now and De Niro is returning.

    by alan_poon

    The man is determined to piss on hismlegacy.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Police Academy On Gilligan's Island!!

    by BenMediawarp

    Why not combine both needless remakes into one film?

  • March 5, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The Brady Bunch is the franchise that needs the reboot!

    by BenMediawarp

  • March 5, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Reboot Guardians of the Ga'hula Hoop I say.

    by alan_poon

  • March 5, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm proud to say...

    by vezner2007

    that I have never purchased the DVD for a rebooted series. Hollywood has ZERO creativity these days and I refuse to support it with my hard earned dollars.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by vezner2007

    I did buy Star Trek...but that's not necessarily a straight reboot as much as it is a funky sequel/prequel/whatever.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    "Just a little off the sides" "you can do that?"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    that was a great part with that cool guy.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    And I set my "I-Don't-Give-A-Fuck-O-Tron" to...

    by Triple_J_72


  • March 5, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with me?

    by J-Tall

    I kinda like this idea. I mean come on, it was really crappy the first time but still entertaining and funny. As long as they don't try to get any more serious with it i'm on board...???

  • March 5, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    too bad first showing broke this yesterday with exact same headl

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    aint-it-cool news is really sucking on the 'news' part of the site, lately.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Holy shit, alan_poon! You weren't kidding!

    by AzulTool

    I really hope this doesn't happen, that would be a fucking travesty. Speaking of travesty, why the fuck so we have to go to Latino Review to read about shit like this? AICN is really starting to become pretty lazy. I love all of the TBers on this site. They're are some really funny, talented folks around here. But, I think we're all becoming enablers. It's like we're propping this site up. I don't know. It's easy to say I'll stop posting, then end up writing something tomorrow. But, maybe it's time to send a message. Not out of hate, but out of concern over a once-great institution that is starting to flounder. Kind of like Star Wars.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    This "once great institution" used to be...

    by Jaka

    ...filled with article from "spies" (which is to say talkbackers). Now you rarely see one. AICN has got to find things to post somewhere. Otherwise there would only be a few new articles and reviews each week.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    no remake bullshit...

    by robtaylor

    If they are gonna do it, make it 8... Mahoney (Guttenberg) as Captain recruiting some young scrote into the fold... Have Harris as the commendant, got what he wanted but knowing he can never fire mahoney cos he owes him something... Bring back Zed, Jones and Callahan... and leave it at that... new kids... maybe Kim Cattral as the commish (so there is somethign for Mahoney) and job done..

  • March 5, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Can I get a Citizens on Patrol up in here!

    by finky089

    best 80's movie song ever? <p> Well, no. But it makes me laugh just thinkin' about it.

  • March 5, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Don't you mean?

    by robtaylor

    Yamma Yamma Yamma Yammmmmma

  • March 5, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Fine, did it myself

    by finky089 <p> (remove any spaces that may appear)

  • March 5, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Why did they not do shears in PA4?

    by robtaylor

    Surely with Brian Backer would have been a better joke than the Leatherface crack they tried...

  • March 5, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Oh god...

    by robtaylor

    Evil thought... Ricky Gervais in this... or even worse RUSSELL BRAND!!! Have to have an english villain after all...

  • I honestly think they should add a heavy action element to this if they are going to remake.

  • March 5, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by robtaylor

    Hows that gonna work... Mahoney dies in the first reel? Sweetchuck ends up in a coma? The closest the series got to real danger was 2... and even then the baddies were inept... It was always screwball if you are gonna remake it, keep it the same...

  • March 5, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    You know what's really cool news

    by InActionMan

    Entrainment Weekly is reporting a "Rome" Feature film set in Germany with the original cast

  • March 5, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "Oh Officer Mahoney, come inside, please, have some lemonade"


    "I love lemonade, not tart, not ..." "... not too sweet, just mm mm good" "glub glub glub braaaap" C.O.P. best movie ever.

  • March 5, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by carraway

    Finally a film franchise worthy of Rob Schneider.

  • March 6, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST


    by Aphex Twin

    BEFORE I BLOW YOUR GOD-DAMNED BALLS OFF ASSHOLE!! <p> The first PA was classic, it had vulgarity, humor, and best off all it had boobies. The rest were trash.

  • March 6, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Edit post feature Harry

    by Aphex Twin

    For God's sake add it to your tb's! These boards are crawling with grammar police, which is evident in every tb for your reviews.

  • March 6, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    IMO obviously Steve Carrell may be in consideration

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That seems logical

  • March 6, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    and get Chyna from the WWF to be the tough cop lady.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 6, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    The first one is actually pretty decent.

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    THAT SAID they do get progressively worse. I do crack up everytime Bobcat screams at the little guy with glasses who's name eludes me at the moment.. <p> Chipmunk, no. Pipsqueek, don't think so. HELP ME PLEASE!

  • March 6, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST


    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • March 6, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    and his chandelier store

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • March 6, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    If we're gonna reboot?...REMO WILLIAMS!

    by Cheif Brody

    If we're gonna reboot cheezy 80's shit...based soley on awesome THEME MUSIC...where is my goddamn REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES?!!! <p> I said...right there on the final title card "To Be Continued"...and Remo's theme totally kicked Police Academy's ASS! <p> This is a waste of time. PA & Porky's were lightning in a bottle. Made for a different era...and should remain there. <p> Still waitin for a Smokey & The Bandit reboot...Ryan Reynolds is the Bandit...Matthew McConahey is the Snowman...Anne Hathaway is Froggy...and Kevin James is Buford T Justice. <p> And Burt Reynolds is rolling over in his toupee.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    This is the End Times

    by Deathpool

    Police Academy. Wow.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Sweetchuck!!! Thankyou kind sir.

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Fuck that makes me laugh.

  • March 6, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Actually Chief Brody

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>I kind of like both of those ideas.</p> <p>A REMO remake would be great with a better budget and interesting tweaked story.</p> <p>And I love the idea of McConahey as the Snowman. (And Anne Hathaway is always yummy) Not sure about Kevin James though, I KNOW there's gotta be a better actor to portray Sheriff Buford T Justice. Gary Cole perhaps.</p>

  • March 6, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    How about Super Sugar Crisp?

    by Chief Joseph

    We could have Sugar Bear as a '70s blaxploitation pimp.

  • March 6, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Sreiously guys they all really really sucked!

    by carraway

    The suits in Hollywood have finally resorted to looking for gold below the bottom of the barrel.

  • March 6, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    This is great,

    by thefakefatshady

    Cant wait for the ACTION JACKSON, COBRA and SPACEHUNTER:ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE remakes. The future is bright kids!

  • March 6, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Yaaarr! The bird says no.

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

  • March 6, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    YES, remake Remo Williams!

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Only this time let's make him the true unstopable killing machine he was in the books. Someone alert the producers of Kick-Ass.

  • March 6, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Bramton1

    Carey Mahoney: Zach Braff Traddeus Harris: Ben Stiller Eugene Tackleberry: Adam Baldwin Moses Hightower: Michael Strahan Larvell Jones: Michael Winslow Karen Thompson: Jessica Biel Debbie Callahan: Kate Beckinsale Eric Lassard: Leslie Nielson

  • March 6, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    FOX's Human Target reminds me of Remo Williams.

    by Thanos0145

    Christina Hendricks for the role of Callahan.

  • March 6, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Juggernaut...Smokey & The Bandit

    by Cheif Brody

    Yea...I picked Kevin James only for his 'girth'...I was trying to imagine someone a lil pudgier than Gary Cole (who would be awesome). The only other guy I could think of was Jack Black...and I don't think anyone wants to see that. Maybe Louis CK? With Jonah Hill as his son/deputy?

  • March 6, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    My choice for Mahoney...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Would be Jason Segal. I think he could do the character some justice. I have a feeling it will end up being Jack Black thou.

  • March 6, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Coco Austin as Chief Pig or I will skip thee.

    by Stuntcock Mike <p> See?

  • March 6, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by SonOfAragorn

    once we stop paying for this shit maybe Hollywood will actually make ovies that matter, or at least stopo the insanity with the ummm re-boots, re-makes, whatever you want to call them

  • March 6, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I thought they already rebooted Police Academy

    by ebonic_plague

    And called it Super Troopers.

  • March 6, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    "hey guys c'mon act your age!"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Bobcat saying that to his gang who are wrecking the supermarket was ASWESMOE

  • March 6, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by Jeff B Demented

    This might be better than the Midnight Run sequel.

  • March 6, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by Juggernaut125

    Right. And maybe after that monkeys will fly out my butt...

  • March 7, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by Kromen

    Stop, just fucking stop. This shit is way outta hand. Does Hollywood need a story, because I got thousands. Are they going to remake Airplane as well? Shit, I just gave a slack-jawed exec his quota.

  • March 7, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Patton and Police Academy


    Is it just me, or does the theme music for Police Academy sound similar to Jerry Goldsmith's Patton theme?

  • March 7, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Reboot Academy .....

    by JackGraham

    Three men and a teenager ... Cocoon:The Returners ... Batteries not required ... Short Circuit ed .... robocop and a 1/2 ... Coming on America .... erm ....

  • March 7, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I recall how incredibly cheap and unfunny ...

    by JackGraham

    ... parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 were. Remember part 5, code name Assignment Miami Beach, a typical example of how unfunny this movie was is when Lassard is walking through the airport near the beginning with his golf bag over his shoulders with golf balls falling out, and unbeknown to him, people are falling over them, in a very fake and deliberate fashion. I remember one fall looked so staged ... home alone slipping on micro machines this was not. Now remember part 6, City under seige? no nor do i. ok i do, but for all the wrong reasons. that movie was so incredibly unfunny that I thought it couldnt get any worse .... it did, with Mission to Moscow, which rightly killed the franchise. and i'm sure Ron Perlman was in it.

  • March 7, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Remakes are a fact of life. Always have been

    by OutsideChance

    Hollywood has been remaking movies and adapting material since the beginning. Hell, the 1941 Maltese Falcon was the second time the book was filmed (the first was only ten years earlier). And, of course, the classic movie monsters have been made and remade going all the way back to Thomas Edison's Frankenstein. The difference is that pre-1980s there weren't home videos and 24 hour movie channels to rewatch the "originals" whenever you wanted. Now everyone thinks the version they grew up on is somehow sacrosanct. Or they lack the sense of history to realize that remakes were always going on.

  • March 7, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    by JJMeylar

    It'll prolly be fair, but not quite as funny as the originals. Anyone else expect to see Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Jason Segul, Justin Long, and Adam Sandler in this? lol

  • March 7, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Must have the random Ninjas like in 3 and 4


  • March 7, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell as Mahoney

    by alxorange

    Pretty much nails it right there.

  • March 7, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    John Goodman as Smokey in Bandit remake

    by OutsideChance

    Let's face it: Goodman's had quite a ancillary career playing variations on Jackie Gleason.

  • March 7, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Buckaroo Banzai vs the World Crime Leage

    by fireclown

    Not sure who to cast as Dr. Banzai, but I"m guessing that it can be done.

  • March 7, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    by JJMeylar

    @OutsideChance: No way! Burt Reynolds as Smokey. He's too old to play Bandit again, but would probably wanna be in it. lol He was still in "The Longest Yard" remake. :p

  • March 7, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Remake Enterprise

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Not that four year waste of tv.

  • March 7, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    You know what

    by henrydalton

    If they used this just as an excuse to have an ensemble team of top comedians doing their thing - ie new characters, new everything... then it might be interesting. But no one of the calibre needed would ever sign up to a Police Academy remake. And they'd better get some world class tits to play Callahan if not.

  • March 8, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Police Academy 8 ? WTF?!?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I mean, the series has been downhill ever since part two...

  • March 8, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Leslie Nielsen as Lassard?!

    by Darkman

    Gotta quote John Lithgow in RAISING CAIN: "Don't be so obvious!" <br><br> Ian McKellen as Lassard, however? That's borderline genius.

  • March 8, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    How about a remake of Moving Violations with Zach Galifinakis? L

    by axelfoley

    Great message for kids.

  • March 8, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Jeeezus H Christ on a Sit-N-Spin

    by ObiBen

    Will I ever set foot in a cinema again?