There’s no doubt that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have established themselves as a formidable comedic duo, as exemplified by their hit show “Key & Peele” which Comedy Central renewed for a fourth season earlier this year. Their success has lead to the duo being offered a couple of different projects over the past few months: they’re currently developing a feature film with Judd Apatow at Universal and they’re slated to appear as FBI agents in the upcoming FX drama “Fargo.” Now New Line Cinema hopes to get a piece of the Key & Peele action as they’re currently in talks with the duo about producing a “Police Academy” reboot.
Yes, you heard that correctly… after seven films and two separate television shows, New Line Cinema is looking to dust off those uniforms for yet another “Police Academy” movie. This reboot has been in development for quite some time; “Tosh.0” director Scott Zabielski was originally attached to helm the film, but he has since dropped out and the script’s currently getting a rewrite from Jeremy Garelick (“The Break-Up”). Surely, New Line hopes adding Key and Peele as producers would help add some necessary pedigree to the project.
It’s not yet known whether or not the duo would also be starring in the film, but with so much on their plate already, you have to wonder if this is really a direction they want to go down in the first place. After all, not even the director of “Tosh.0” wanted to stay involved. That said, we all know a new “Police Academy” movie will get made no matter what. And hey, maybe Key and Peele have some interesting ideas that could make the reboot worth everyone’s time. We can only hope… [The Wrap]