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Old 07-08-04, 04:34 AM
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New Line Cinema to revive Police Academy

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...liceacademy_dc




'Police Academy' Set for Eighth Edition

1 hour, 10 minutes ago Add Movies - Reuters to My Yahoo!


By Liza Foreman


LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Police Academy" is back. After a decade's absence from the big screen, the cop comedy franchise is gearing up for an eighth installment.



"I felt it was time to start again," said series creator Paul Maslansky. "I saw that 'Starsky & Hutch' and a number of other revivals were doing really well. 'Police Academy' has such a great history. I thought, 'Why not?"'


According to Maslansky, who will serve as an executive producer, the talent from the first seven features has expressed a keen interest in the revival, with Maslansky looking to combine both new and the "original talent" for the next "Police Academy."


"We became very much like a family," he said. "It's is very unusual to have seven films with virtually all the same major cast."


The project is being developed by Warner Bros. Pictures and its Australian joint-venture partner Village Roadshow. The project is out to writers, with the exact direction of the newest installment yet to be determined.


The most recent sequel in the franchise was "Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow" in 1994. The first "Police Academy" hit screens in 1984, bringing in a domestic box office take of $81.2 million. Then it was a film a year through 1989, with "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" released in 1985, "Police Academy 3: Back in Training" in 1986, "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" in 1987, "Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach" in 1988 and "Police Academy 6: City Under Siege" in 1989. Altogether, the franchise brought in more than $230 million at the domestic box office. Maslansky also serviced the small screen with "Police Academy: The Animated Series" in 1993 and "Police Academy: The Series" in 1997.


Maslansky is working on several other projects, including another institution-based project, "Stunt School." There's also a New Orleans-set jazz feature about the life of Buddy Bolden, the first king of jazz.


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Gotta get Steven Gutenberg in the new Police Academy movie. Not like he's too busy from work.
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Originally posted by darkflounder
Gotta get Steven Gutenberg in the new Police Academy movie. Not like he's too busy from work.
The same thing popped into my head. Steve must be dancing in the streets.
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my 7-movie box set is ruined!!!!!
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lol...... If Steve Guttenberg isnt back.... then declare this crap already
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Originally posted by raven56706
lol...... If Steve Guttenberg isnt back.... then declare this crap already
Then declare it? It's Police Academy 8.
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Steve-o has got to be in this!
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i doubt Guttenberg will do this. Career suicide. Tackleberry and motormouth Jones were always the REAL stars anyway.
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Re: Police Academy 8 is on the way!!!

"It's is very unusual to have seven films with virtually all the same plot."
Fixed.
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But Tackleberry's dead. I don't see how this could fly, even if there isn't even any bar to lower!
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No Guttenberg, no sale.
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Originally posted by Rivero
i doubt Guttenberg will do this. Career suicide.
Is it possible for something dead to commit suicide?
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<--- Has seen all of the PA movies.

No Tackleberry.

Hope they bring back Captain Harris.
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This can only stand to fail miserably. Let's examine the IMDB Bottom 100:

#88: Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) (Rank: 3.4)
#44: Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) (Rank: 2.8)
#39: Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) (Rank: 2.7)
#18: Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) (Rank: 2.2)

I fail to see how this can turn out well.
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No Sweetchuck, no sale.
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the PA films are cheese but my kind of cheese I'd love to see the original cops minus Tackleberry

Mahoney
Zed- he was hilarious in 2 3 and 4
Jones of course gotta hear more sound affects
Callahan- for oboovious reasons
Harris
Proctor
Hurst
Lasard
Sweetchuck
Fackler
Hightower
Blanks
Copeland
Hooks
Barbara- I could show a movie on your butt fatso!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by mverleg1
This can only stand to fail miserably. Let's examine the IMDB Bottom 100:

#88: Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) (Rank: 3.4)
#44: Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) (Rank: 2.8)
#39: Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) (Rank: 2.7)
#18: Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) (Rank: 2.2)

I fail to see how this can turn out well.


If they don't make this one for the pre-school audience, then it has a fighting chance of being decent.

But knowing the producers... expect junk.
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Gah!!!
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Police Academy 8: Is Enough
Police Academy 8: The Haunting
Police Academy 8: Tackleberry Goes To Hell
Police Academy 8: Sorry About That
Police Academy 8: You've All Been Very Bad In A Past Life To Deserve This
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Only if David Spade is in it.
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I never realized they had done 7 police academy films.
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If Dave Chapelle is cast as motormouth Jones, I might consider seeing it.

Seeing as how that will never happen, I'm not seeing it.
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Dave Chapelle as Motormouth Jones? Are you crazy? There is only ONE Motormouth Jones.
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Originally posted by Lara Means
Dave Chapelle as Motormouth Jones? Are you crazy? There is only ONE Motormouth Jones.
By the way, what ever happened to that guy (motormouth)?
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That's it!!... I'm gonna pitch my screenplay to Warner.

How can they possibly say "no" when they're making Police Academy 8?

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