New Police Academy movie on the way, says Steve Guttenberg

Police Academy (Credit: Warner Bros)
Police Academy (Credit: Warner Bros)

Steve Guttenburg, the star of the Police Academy movies, has confirmed that another is in the pipeline.

Guttenberg, who played the wise-cracking Officer Carey Mahoney, revealed the plans in a Twitter conversation with a fan.

On asking him to consider London for a possible sequel, he replied: “Adam, the next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied!”

It would be the eighth in the series, the first seven movies being released in quick succession from 1984 to 1994.

The first was a raunchy R-rated comedy, with Guttenberg among a ragtag group of recruits who attend the academy of Commandant Eric Lassard, played by the late George Gaynes.

(Credit: Warner Bros/Reuters)
(Credit: Warner Bros/Reuters)

It made a star of Guttenberg, along with the likes of Michael Winslow, who played beatboxing recruit Jones, Kim Cattrall and Bobcat Goldthwaite.

It signalled the beginning of a hot streak for Guttenberg, who went on to star in hits like Three Men and a Baby, Short Circuit and Cocoon.

Latter films softened the tone, however, aiming at a more PG-orientated audience, as well as diminishing returns.

(Credit: Warner Bros)
(Credit: Warner Bros)

The final movie, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, was a box office disaster, making just $126,000 in the US.

By that stage, only Winslow’s Jones, Gaynes’ Lassard, David Graf’s gun-nut Tackleberry and G.W. Bailey’s Captain Harris remained of the original cast.

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