With 21 Jump Street proving that big screen remakes can actually work out, New Line Cinema is still strongly pushing a remake of Police Academy. Said to be reboot of the hit comedy franchise from the 80s and 90s, a continuation in some form of the series that died out almost 20 years ago has always been kicked around. With a script now in the work, the studio has just hired some new help to hopefully bring the film into reality.
Deadline reports that Jeremy Garelick has been hired by New Line for rewriting duty on Police Academy. David Diamond and David Weissman wrote the most recent draft, and it’s unclear whether or not Garelick will be rewriting various elements of their draft, or creating an all-new one.
Garelick is no stranger to extensively rewriting comedies. The writer was hired by Warner Brothers to shape up the script forThe Hangover, and he’s currently working on rewriting Sick Dayfor Universal Pictures.
The only real plot information we currently know on Police Academy is that it will focus on the group of cop recruits trying to prove themselves in the eye of the law. Though the film is seen very much as a remake, with the term “reboot” used there’s a chance that some of the older members could make cameo appearances or even come back in a supporting capacity. However, nothing is confirmed.
Scott Zabielski will be making his feature debut after television work, including Tosh.0, and production is expected to begin sometime within the next year likely for a 2014 release.