Writer hired for new Police Academy movie

News Simon Brew 6 Jun 2012 - 06:31

The Police Academy reboot brings in a fresh recruit to sharpen the script.

The wheels are quietly turning on the plans to resurrect the Police Academy franchise, with Deadline now reporting that a fresh screenwriter has been hired.

Jeremy Garelick has been recruited by New Line to do a fresh pass at the script. Presumably the last draft, penned by David Diamond and David Weissman, didn't include the chortle-inducing staples such as a bumbling Commandant, a very quiet woman suddenly shouting very loudly, and, of course, a trip to the Blue Oyster bar.

Scott Zabielski is the man confirmed to direct the movie. Earlier this year, Michael Winslow revealed that the film was shooting later in 2012, for a 2013 release. He also broke the news that Shaquille O'Neal has been asked to play Hightower in the film, replacing the late Bubba Smith.

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Shaquille O'Neal? Oh dear. And I suspect by the time this film comes out there will be more to 'oh dear' about than just that. 

"Why do you think I took you to see all those "Police Academy" movies, FOR FUN? I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE LAUGHING, DID YOU? except at that guy who made sound effects."

Dear Hollywood,

Please leave well the hell enough alone.

Sincerely Yours,
The Rest Of The Efffing Planet

DoG you need to give us a list of top 10 stunt castings that did and didn't work.

We had OJ in Naked Gun and Tyson in The Hangover and they turned out okay.

Obviously there are plenty more that didn't but I choose to look on the bright side of life!

I could see someone like Owen Wilson taking the lead. This seems like such a bad idea.

Penned by the writer of 'The Break-up'? Oh dear... Maybe if I set my sights low enough, I won't be disappointed...

This is hilarious news. There is literally no way it can be good.

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