TV Director Scott Zabielski Set to Direct Remake of 'Police Academy'

January 10, 2012
Source: Deadline

Police Academy

We haven't heard anything about the gestating remake of the long-running comedy franchise Police Academy since March of 2010, but now it appears some progress is finally being made on the project as Deadline reports New Line Cinema has set Scott Zabielski to make his feature directorial debut with the remake. Zabielski has made a name for himself directing dozens of episodes of the web-skewering comedy series "Tosh.0" with comedian Daniel Tosh on Comedy Central. But the really interesting fact here is that Zabielski actually went through police academy himself and is still a reserve officer in West Hollywood.

Zabielski's real-life experiences should help bring a different kind of comedy to the series and might even make it that much more true to life. Maybe he'll even bring Tosh in for a role in the ensemble comedy about the silly exploits of rookie cops hitting the streets after a city decides to open its doors of its police force to any recruit. It would be much better than his brief feature film debut in The Love Guru (which makes me shudder just thinking about it). The question remains as to whether or not there will be any ties to the original film series. Could  Larvell Jones - the sound effects guy - return or will we get a new motor mouth?

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Nic on Jan 10, 2012


The deafening silence of universal disinterest...

Ben Roth on Jan 10, 2012


Why the hell would you want a Police Academy movie to be "more true to life"?

grimjob on Jan 10, 2012


I don't mean true to life as in realistic, but in the same way that someone who worked at a convenience store like Kevin Smith was better suited to write a movie like Clerks because that was part of his life for awhile, this would make depict some of the more personal but still silly antics of being part of the police academy.

Ethan Anderton on Jan 10, 2012


Nic, you beat me to it. lol. I'm suprised that no one has started an "Occupy Hollywood" movement, because it's SORELY needed at this point..

Big Boss on Jan 10, 2012


FINALLLY, an original idea from Hollywood!  Not just another nostalgic cash grab!  Seriously, who greenlights this stuff?

tommyturner on Jan 10, 2012


Holy shit, seven movies. Has someone been messin with wikipedia again? That can't be right

Richie G on Jan 10, 2012


Drew Struzan art on the original poster? That's all I have to say on this news.

Max Renn on Jan 14, 2012

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