Police Academy To Be Remade - Yes Really!

Police Academy 'to be relaunched'

Steve Guttenberg
Police Academy made Steve Guttenberg a household name

Comedy series Police Academy, which began life in 1984, is set to return to the big screen, according to reports.

New Line cinema is rebooting the franchise with original producer Paul Maslansky returning, The Hollywood Reporter said.

No writer or director has attached their name to the new version as yet.

The original film, which starred Steve Guttenberg, was released in 1984 and spawned six more movies and a TV show grossing $240m (£158m) worldwide.

'New talent'

"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 first Police Academy film featured Steve Guttenberg as Carey Mahoney, a repeat offender forced to enter the academy.

Sex in the City actress Kim Cattrall also starred as one of the recruits in the movie which introduced characters including gentle giant Moses Hightower, gun-crazy Tackleberry, mousy Hooks and human sound effects machine Larvell Jones.

The series ended in 1994 with the seventh film, Mission to Moscow.