Steve Zabielski To Direct POLICE ACADEMY Remake

New Line choose a former actual police academy trainee and current West Hollywood reserver officer to helm franchise reboot.

New Line are pushing forward with their reboot of the Police Academy franchise with the hiring of rookie filmmaker Scott Zabielski to direct a remake. Zabielski is best known for his work producing and directing episodes of the Comedy Central show "Tosh.0," but will be making his feature film debut with the remake. Released by Warner Bros (who now own New Line) in 1984, Police Academy was an outrageous comedy about a bunch of well to do but incompetent and unqualified misfits who are recruited due to a police shortage in an unnamed American city. The film starred Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Michael Winslow, Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone. Grossing $146 million worldwide, the success of the film spawned a seven film franchise. Warner Bros have been looking at cheap to produce films that can ignite franchises in the wake of the highly lucrative Harry Potter and Chris Nolan's Batman series coming to a close. Despite his lack of directing credentials, Zabielski may actually be partly qualified for his resume outside of film. He actually trained in law enforcement at a police academy and is still employed as a West Hollywood reserve officer. Back in March 2010 when a Police Academy remake was first announced producer Paul Maslansky said, €œIt's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV. It's going to be a new class. We hope to discover new talent and season it with great comedians.€ source - deadline
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