Key & Peele Taking Over New Line's Reboot of 'Police Academy' Now
We've seen comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele get hilariously excited about A Good Day to Die Hard and Liam Neeson in Non-Stop, and their work on the hit Comedy Central sketch series has led to the duo writing a feature film comedy with Judd Apatow. Now they've got another feature film project in the works as THR reports Key & Peele have signed on to produced the gestating remake of the comedy franchise Police Academy. The project has been gestating since 2010, and "Tosh.0" director Scott Zabielski was once attached to be at the helm, but has since vacated the project, leaving the position open.
In addition, Paul Maslansky, producer of the original franchise that contains a total of seven films that ran for 10 years from 1984 to 1994 and even had a couple of TV series. As of now, Key & Peele are just producing, but we hope that they'll end up having roles in the film as well. Their brand of comedy is perfect to make Police Academy work, especially since the franchise hasn't aged all that well over the years. If we could get something akin to 21 Jump Street, but that still has some original flare to it, then that would be great. Key & Peele will also have an extended fourth season of their own series, so they'll be pretty busy.
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What is wrong with this world where anyone thinks these two are at all funny?
TC on Apr 7, 2014
I'm with you. FS posted their Liam Neesons sketch a few months back, and it was terrible. I believe I likened their humor to TBS-grade comedy. These guys just aren't funny. I feel like, for some reason, its just the cool thing to like them. I know its all subjective, but for fuck's sake, how anyone can actually laugh at these guys is beyond me.
grimjob on Apr 7, 2014
Is that sketch the only thing you have seen from them? Please say it isn't so. Because it seems like it is. They are probably the most brilliant comedians on TV right now. This is a start, a subjective top 10 list of their sketches (not my list): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmBPTsJX4JASFiQGVr_Rs0umhJPQCy9vo Some recent favorites of mine: Mafia Hit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E63rYIQmlTI The Power of Wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUiA4blvQPQ Continental Breakfast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st21dIMaGMs
HyperJ on Apr 10, 2014
Ok, not as bad as I initially thought. That Neesons sketch was all I had seen, and after that, I didn't want to see any more. Still not into it, but I don't have the hatred I had before. I did like the Shining ending of Continental Breakfast. I appreciate your effort to change my mind, I've gone from "They fucking suck" to "They're alright." But sorry, still not a fan.
grimjob on Apr 10, 2014
I love these guys.
DAVIDPD on Apr 7, 2014
This could be awesome if it will have a good scriptwriter. Those two have undeniable, amazing comedy chemistry, but their show has taken a sharp nosedive after season 1.
Terry Craig on Apr 7, 2014
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