Anyone who’s seen Comedy Central’s phenomenal sketch show “Key & Peele”–or at least caught a few viral sketches on YouTube–has witnessed Keegan-Michael Key’s militant substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey, which now might be heading to the big screen.
There must be more to the character than hilariously mispronouncing student names, since an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via /Film) has Jordan Peele and Key revealing several of their percolating film projects, including a Mr. Garvey movie.
“Were in negotiations at Paramount to make a Substitute Teacher movie,” says Key. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, theyre not penning it as we speak – its getting there.”
The pair also discuss a reboot of the Police Academy franchise which they are overseeing (currently in the writing stages), as well as a project for producer Judd Apatow which has apparently been completely reworked.
“Were starting at step one again with that,” says Key. “There was an idea with Judd, [but] were not doing that idea anymore. Now were going to start from ground zero and start all over again.”
Peele is also interested in a big departure for his directorial debut: A horror movie.
“Thats a straight horror movie,” Peele says. “I want to be essentially a thriller director. Im a big fan of horror movies. ‘Rosemarys Baby,’ ‘Stepford Wives’ – Im sort of taking a lead from that genre of film. Itll be, just, very cool.”