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New Line Cinema has been threatening a Police Academy reboot for years, but only now does it look like all of their efforts may be going towards a good idea. Why? Because The Wrap is reporting that the studio is talking with Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele about the possibility of producing the new movie.
With Tosh.0 director Scott Zabielski no longer attached to the project, apparently New Line wanted to infuse the project with some new blood, which is what led to the Key and Peele negotiations. Right now the comedy duo is only in talks to produce the project, though there is a possibility that they could end up starring in the movie as well. It all depends on the quality of the script, which is currently being written by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up).
For those of you who aren't familiar with Key and Peele, the comedy duo has been making their own sketch comedy show on Comedy Central since 2012, and have received critical acclaim in the process. For a taste of their sense of humor, I would highly recommend watching the clips below:
The Police Academy reboot would be the first project they've produced outside of their own show, but Key and Peele have been working in the industry for years, cutting their teeth while writing and starring in episodes of MadTV.
As much as I like Key and Peele, however, I still must ask the most important question of all: do we really need a Police Academy reboot? The franchise has been the butt of jokes for decades now, and it's premise is so simple that the only reason to bring it back is because of brand recognition. We can always hope that some kind of meta spin will be put on it and we'll get something as good as 21 Jump Street, but that's a lot to ask.