Police Academy: Steve Guttenberg says a new movie is on the way
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Steve Guttenberg said that a new Police Academy movie is on the way. “The next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied,” the actor tweeted. Guttenberg starred as Carey Mahoney in Police Academy, as well as its first three sequels, leaving the franchise after Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Now, it appears he’ll be back in uniform for the upcoming sequel/reboot.
The Police Academy movies started with 1984’s Police Academy, about a group of new recruits shaking up the status quo. Five sequels were released annually until 1989, with Police Academy 6: City Under Seige. The seventh and final movie, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, came out in 1994.
New Line/Warner Bros. was looking to relaunch the Police Academy franchise with original producer Paul Maslansky way back in 2012. 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.”
Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0) was in talks at one point to helm the sequel. He’s trained in law enforcement and worked as a reserve officer in Beverly Hills. There’s no word if he or Maslansky will still be involved.
During its run, the seven-film comedy series starred actors such as Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Michael Winslow, Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone.
Guttenberg is currently filming Roe Vs. Wade, where he plays Justice Powell.
(h/t The Hollywood Reporter)