Will Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele reboot ‘Police Academy’ franchise?

Key and Peele win Peabody AwardPolice Academy will reportedly get a reboot produced by recent Peabody Award winners Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Talks of a relaunch of the 1980s comedy franchise began four years ago and the smash success of the pair’s Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele surely played a factor in tapping the comedy duo. The original Police Academy came out in 1984 and released countless sequels throughout the 80’s and early 90’s (well, six sequels, but it seemed countless). It has not been announced whether or not they’d star in the films, but it’s doubtful that such comedic acting abilities will be restricted solely to producing.

Key and Peele star in and produce Key & Peele, which was picked up for a fourth season last fall. Surely they could come up with their own Mahoney-esque misfits. It’s too early to tell, as the script continues to be worked on, but with the buddy cop movies making a comeback at the box office (21 Jump Street and its upcoming sequel, Ride Along, The Heat), New Line may try to cash in on this genre before it falls out of style again, like when Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol fizzled out.

The Tracking Board first reported the news. Check out the original 1984 Police Academy movie trailer below!

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