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Director Hired for POLICE ACADEMY Remake

movie news | 10 Jan 2012 | 8 comments

Yet another unwanted remake moves forward.

It’s been three years since we last heard anything on the planned remake of the long running ‘Police Academy’ franchise. Now Variety is reporting that New Line Cinema has tapped Scott Zabielski (‘Tosh.0’) to take the director’s chair.

The remake of the low-brow comedy will mark Zabielski’s feature directorial debut. David Diamond and David Weissman penned the screenplay and original ‘Police Academy’ producer Paul Maslansky is set to return to produce the remake.

Released in 1984, the first film starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, a repeat offender who is forced to enter the academy and emerges as the group's leader. It spawned six sequels, a live-action TV series and an animated series.

Interestingly, Zabielski is no stranger to the concept of police academy: He went through the academy and is a reserve police officer in West Hollywood.



  • tetsujin1979

    Why do a remake? Why not have Mahoney come back and teach the next generation?

  • WildRose86

    Sounds pointless

  • enigmab17

    Leave PA alone you money grubbing whores!

  • Mr_Twist

    i think Tets hsa a point there... why remake at all its not like steve has any other roles being offered to him ?

  • blade803

    Another pointless remake, when will hollywood learn that's not what we want.

  • scollonp

    Yes, they should just make "Mahoney", al la "Rambo" and "Rocky". I'd watch that, not this muck. Bring back Mahoney!

  • Massman

    Maybe it's time to have a fresh perspective on an old franchise... that's if they do it well!

  • ssconnolly

    I'm not against a reboot, but I think the casting will be the important factor. I can really see them getting the casting all kinds of wrong.

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