The Police Academy movies are the quintessential nostalgia nonsense; while the first film has some moments, the sequels are a steady stream of shit running down Hollywood’s leg, and the only way one can have any warmth towards them at all is if you were a kid when you first saw them. In other words who really cares about the Police Academy movies?

New Line is hoping someone does, since they’re rebooting or restarting or something or other the series with original producer Paul Maslansky, who says they’re bringing in a whole new generation of totally wacky cops.

“It’s going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV,” Maslansky said. “It’s going to be a new class. We hope to discover new talent and season it with great comedians. It’ll be anything but another movie with a numeral next to it. And we’ll most probably retain the wonderful musical theme.”

So the lack of a numeral is what will differentiate this new film from the insipid sequels. Nice.

Today’s one of those days where I see a story like this and I wonder what I’m even doing writing about this business.

via The Hollywood Reporter