'Hot Tub Time Machine' Director Plans 'Cop Swap' Comedy at MGM
The sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine was just pushed back to February 20th, 2015 after originally being set for release on Christmas Day, and now director Steve Pink already has his next comedy lined up as Deadline reports MGM has picked up a pitch for a project called Cop Swap. The studio acted fast to pick up the pitch with Pink attached to direct and also write the script with his writing partner Jeff Morris. The movie will focus on a real-life international exchange program of major metropolitan police departments across America that allow cops from foreign cities to essentially intern as part of the LAPD. More below!
These cops from far out of town just don't fit in in their home country, and they hope to learn how to fit in and get some real police time with the world famous LAPD. It's there that the unfortunate cop and his new foreign partner stumble upon a major crime. Despite the fact that this sounds very similar to Rush Hour, we're very happy that New Line didn't get in on the project and decide to call it a reboot of their action comedy franchise (which is actually getting a TV series). Anyway, MGM was pretty sweet on the pitch from Pink and Morris, and they acted fast enough to beat out studios like Fox and Lionsgate. Here's hoping the comedy is worth their time and money, and also ours when it hits theaters.