Police Academy 8 Is In The Works

Mahoney1Am9Ladies, Gentlemen, Police Academy 8 is on deck suited up in full Guttenberg glory; ready for action! We get this glorious news thanks to Pete over at slashfilm:

Steve Guttenberg told The Sun over the weekend that a screenplay is being written for an eighth Police Academy movie with all the available original stars set to return.

“So far it is really great, everyone from the original movies who is still around will return,” says” Guttenberg. “I know Kim and Sharon have been asked but they haven’t said yes yet. It would be really great to have them onboard.”

Remember when I said I hate needless sequels, this is an exception to the rule. I love the first 3 Police Academy films. (I will watch all of them but the first three are very enjoyable.) The series went to shit after the Guttenberg left, so I think it appropriate to have hope now that Mahoney has returned.

I am more than pleased that the original cast is getting back together, but a massive absence will haunt this latest incarnation. In 2001 David Graf passed on and is no longer able to play Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry. Tackleberry was impulse and made for great comedic moments; his contributions will be greatly missed. I personally think the film should start at the funeral of Tackleberry to get this out of the way and celebrate the character one last time. A death in the line of service would fit the character perfectly and this character deserves an on screen funeral. Tackleberry may act before he thinks, but he isn’t a coward; the man has the blood of a hero and should have a warrior’s send off.

I hope Bobcat is back for this one as well. Shit. I am getting way too pumped for this film. Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Gutenberg, you made my day.

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35 thoughts on “Police Academy 8 Is In The Works

  1. Well im so suprised that there making another one i have all of them in my dvd boxset and i must say that the first 3 were the best overall i think everyone of those movies are hilarious and awesome. They sure put alot of hard work into them i just hope the 8th will be just as funny and plenty more action. I love the char tackle berry he was hilarious with all those diffrent sound effects he will deffintely be missed espicilly when he did that one on 5 the vacation and played the security machine making the captain remove all his items XD hilarious i laughed my head off. As i say for my part tackle berry should get one last scene at least at the start for a funeral or some best scenes of him to go with it shame shame _ _ he died but please make my day and do this new acadmy film. Ill be suprised how it turns out for 2011 since all the ones way back were made in the 90s and 80s and since we have better technology for filming they could do alot more.

  2. I love the entire series, I will howerver foundly miss Tackleberry. I will watch 8 and any more that may follow. Please let this movie be real, I am so tired of all of this new comides that seem to have the same script, just with different actors. Sometimes the best things in life are the simple funny men, like Steve Guttenburg.

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  4. y’know the scene where the Commendant gets sucked off whilst stood at the pulpit? that was me that was. sucked him until he did a white wee wee in my mouth.

  5. i’m only gunna watch it if MAHONEY gets raided in the Blue Oyster Bar. And by raided, I mean raped.

    God I’d watch it then.

    Something along the lines of the ‘potting shed’ incident in the 70’s juvenile prison film – Scum.

    Young boys, young bums, ’nuff said.

  6. You won’t get my $10 to stop him. I’d love to see them take a shot at another. Provided its mostly the original cast.

    After 7 of them, they kinda got stale, but its been a long while. We could do that again.

    Imagine Commandant Mahoney attempting to train his own sea of sloppy new recruits!

  7. Steve…. Police Academy is over… Much like your career! Please stop…. If you need the money we can cough up a couple of bucks for you not to make the moving… I am in for $10, who is with me?

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  9. My god this is the best news I’ve heard in yrs, I so enjoyed the work of Guttenberg (LEGEND) in the 1st 3 movies, so much so that I had a little accident in my pants

  10. If this is serious, I don’t request , but demand the following ransom(s):

    1) Guttenberg does not have a glorified cameo. If Stallone can return to Rocky and Rambo, if Harrison Ford returns to Indy Jones, then Guttenberg must return as Mahoney. (Somehow I doubt there will ever be a Cocoon 3 much less Bad Medicine 2 and his best underrated work- 1987’s The Bedroom Window, was a one shot deal) Mahoney actually must run/supervise the new Police Academy while Lt. Thaddeus Harris (GW Bailey) is furious that his replacement is his old nemesis. I know it has a bit of leftover of PA#3 Back In Training, but what the hell can the characters possibly do?

    2) Bubba Smith must be on board as Hightower. No substitutes.

    3) The new recruits think Mahoney is ‘the man’ and they try to pull pranks on him. They don’t think highly of Harris either. In fact, Harris actually loves the fact that after x amount of years, his adversary gets a small dose of his own medicine.

    4) The Oyster Bar is back. With a vengeance.

    5) Micheal Winslow, You cannot have a Police Academy film or short lived TV series without him.

    6) Now this is important, Doug, and I hope you agree with me with this: Regardless or not this film goes to theatres or is made for a DTV release— and I cannot belive I’m caving in to this, but, you know how the sequels watered down the raunch from the original (which was, to be fair, even somewhat tame)? Okay…we’ll have no more of that bullshit! Naked chicks at the bonfires, shower scenes, nude beaches a few F bombs. Take “Super Troopers”‘ Broken Lizard to school. Put “Reno 911” in its place. Hear me talkin’ WB?

    7)Sharon Stone needs a hit. She was in #4 Citizens On Patrol,right?. A glorified cameo. In fact, a catfight with her and KIm Catrall would be nice.

    and finally,

    8) Is Guttenberg going to direct? I heard that before; I hope it remains so.

    The only reason why I’d give this a chance is if they try to push it into R territory. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time and if the horse isn’t dead it is in a coma, and it’s just time to pull the plug.

    note: Bobcat was not in the first film; he was in the second on down.
    second note: David Spade was also in #4.

  11. I loved the first 4, liked 5, hated 6, and never could finish 7.

    However, I am stoked for this and much more excited then if they went with the rumored remake.

  12. A lot of mixed feelings just swarmed through my body reading this news. It was a very strange sensation. This could be the best thing or worst thing ever.

    I mostly want to know if they plan on following in the tradition of the originals, or if they plan on stepping up their game and updating the style. Movies like “Super Troopers” and “Reno 911” have already taken cop comedies in a very different direction over the last 14 years, and this could easily end up in the $4 bin at Wal-mart if it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, or continues to fall back on that wonderful, but sadly outdated, early 90’s sense of humor.

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