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WhatCulture! recently sat down for an exclusive interview with renowned film composer Robert Folk. Best known for his work on ‘Beastmaster 2’, ‘The Neverending Story 2’, ‘Toy Soldiers’, ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’ and of course, ‘Police Academy’, the 63-year-old L.A based musician is spritely and charming. Folk, who was born in New York, has an East Coast accent with a soft warm roll in it; something which one comes to associate with the cultured and educated members of American society. Sporting a healthy glow, he sits in an office decorated with posters of the films he has previously scored – a customary sight amongst film professionals.
During our one-to-one in depth chat Folk talks about IMAX ballet, the ‘Police Academy’ reboot and his work as replacement composer on Roland Joffe’s soon to be released, re-cut, re-mixed, re-packaged historical epic ‘There Be Dragons’ entitled ‘There Be Dragons: Secrets of Passion’.
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The trend of unwanted remakes continues, and the latest victim is a well-known ‘80s comedy. Deadline reports that screenwriter Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) has joined the effort to reboot Police Academy, the wacky franchise that spanned seven films and a TV series over the course of a decade — a very long, mostly Steve Guttenberg–less decade.
In the time since New Line announced the remake of the bumbling cop romp back in 2010, a screenplay was penned by David Diamond and David Weissman, but Garelick was –as happened on a little movie called The Hangover — hired for rewrites. In addition, Paul Maslansky, who produced the original series, will oversee the film, which is being helmed by first-time feature director Scott Zabielski; he was hired in January.
Despite the success of other recycling efforts, like 21 Jump Street, I don’t have much faith in this project. There’s not much more for »
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Exclusive: The Break-Up scribe Jeremy Garelick has come aboard New Line’s reboot of the Police Academy franchise that launched in the 1980s and spanned seven films through the mid-’90s. The comedy, once again produced by Paul Maslansky, picks up the tale of a group of bumbling police recruits. David Diamond and David Weissman wrote the most recent draft. Garelick, who did extensive rewrites on The Hangover, is separately rewriting Sick Day for Universal and Imagine. He’s attached to direct that film. Police Academy will be directed by Scott Zabielski, who’s making his feature debut after helming TV episodes that include Tosh.O. Garelick’s repped by UTA and Principato-Young, while Zabielski is repped by UTA and Underground. »
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Scott Zabielski will direct New Line's reboot of the "Police Academy" franchise. According to Variety, this will be Zabielski's feature directorial debut after having directed several episodes of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0."Zabielski also has real police training as he is a reserve police officer in West Hollywood. Original "Police Academy" producer Paul Maslansky is returning to produce the reboot.David Diamond and David Weissman wrote the script.Production is expected to start this year once the film has been cast."Academy" was a seven-film comedy series from Warner Bros. that revolved around the premise of a new mayor announcing a policy requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits. The series followed a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves »
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New Line is set to give Police Academy the remake treatment. Variety reports that Tosh.0's Scott Zabielski is making his feature film directorial debut. He won the coveted gig over more experienced directors, after completing actual police academy training as a reserve officer in West Hollywood. The script was co-written by David Diamond and David Weissman. The film's original producer, Paul Maslansky, is returning to produce the remake. Production is expected to begin next year, after casting is completed.
The original was a box office success when it was released in 1984. It stayed atop the box office for three weeks and then dropped down a slot. It regained the top spot for it's fifth and sixth weekends and continued doing well throughout the summer. The film grossed more than $81 million domestically, even though it never showed on more than 1,587 screens.
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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 »
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New Line Cinema has hired first-time director Scott Zabielski ("Tosh.0") to direct a reboot of the "Police Academy" franchise which Paul Maslansky will produce from a script by David Diamond and David Weissman ("When In Rome").
Like the original series, this will follows a ragtag group of police recruits who repeatedly are called to help save the city. Zabielski is also a reserve police officer in West Hollywood. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
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Studio New Line confirms Scott Zabielski is to take charge of the 8th instalment of the love-it-or-hate-it rookie cops franchise
You might think that seven Police Academy films were more than enough, but somebody in Hollywood disagrees with you. Studio New Line has hired first-time director Scott Zabielski, a part-time reserve police officer in west Hollywood, to take charge of a new film which will aim to reboot the long-running and much-maligned comedy series.
There has been speculation for some time that a new Police Academy film – the first since 1994's ill-fated Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow – was in the works. The series made a total of $242m at the worldwide box office and also spawned two TV series. Original producer Paul Maslansky, who is on board for the new iteration, said in 2010 that he hoped to return the series to the big screen with an entirely new cast. »
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Speaking to THR, original producer Paul Maslansky stated, "it's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV”.
And far from being another cash grab attempt at a time when Hollywood is rife with remakes and reboots, Maslansky assures fans that this undertaking stands for much more than that.
"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", he added. »
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New Line is moving forward with its Police Academy remake, hiring Scott Zabielski to direct. This will mark Scott Zabielski's feature directorial debut, after serving as a director and producer on the Comedy Central series Tosh.0.
We first reported on this project in October 2010, when Paul Maslansky, who produced all the original Police Academy movies, set the project up at New Line Cinema. A screenwriter is still not attached for Police Academy at this time.
Although this will be Scott Zabielski's first feature film, he does have a bit of experience, which will come in handy. He went through the real police academy and currently serves as a reserve police officer in West Hollywood.
No production schedule was given for the Police Academy remake.
New Line Cinema is entrusting its Police Academy franchise to first-time director Scott Zabielski. Zabielski has helmed episodes of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 and is a reserve police officer in West Hollywood. Original producer Paul Maslansky is back for the new iteration, which aims to reboot the seven-film comedy series about a ragtag group of police recruits who repeatedly are called to help save the city. The first film, released in 1984 by Warner Bros., starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, the group's leader. The last film in the series was 1994's Mission to Moscow. The series grossed
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