It looks like the streaming wars are what it’s taken to bring the Police Academy movie franchise back to life.
One of the by-products of more and more studios launching, or becoming affiliated with, streaming services is the deeper raiding of back catalogues to find new productions to fill them up with.
For Warner Bros, its efforts are going into the HBO Max service, which is its answer to Disney and Disney+. There aren’t actually firm plans to launch HBO Max in the UK, rather that it’ll likely fold into Warner Bros’ close relationship with Sky over here.
Nonetheless, Warner Bros is now reported to be working on at least ten films a year exclusively for HBO Max and its partners, and it turns out that one of them might be the long-mooted new Police Academy movie. Some form of reunion sequel has been rumoured for a good decade and counting, and according to Moviehole, the idea would be to use some of the original crew in bringing the franchise back to life.
It’s still all a way away if indeed it’s happening. But this also feels like the closest we’ve been to Police Academy 8 in a very long time…
More as we hear it.
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