As you've likely heard, the Police Academy movies are on their way back to the big screen. Unfortunately, we won't be getting another installment with the original cast (RIP David Graf). And Monika has already asked for us to propose our dream replacements (just as long as 92-year-old George Gaynes can make one last appearance before he dies, I don't care who else is in this). So for today's Pitch, I'd like to suggest an unlikely writer/director for the reboot: Bobcat Goldthwait. The comedian-turned-filmmaker was a member of the Police Academy ensemble for three sequels, as the criminal-turned-cop Zed. Now he ought to return to the franchise behind the camera.

Would that mean the series has to return to its R-rated roots? This is what I'm actually hoping for. Police Academy is, after all, the franchise that shot a man head first into a horse's ass. Things like bestiality and autoerotic asphyxiation, which are dealt with in Goldthwait's films Sleeping Dogs Lie and World's Greatest Dad, respectively, might have fit right in with the Police Academy franchise had it gone in another direction. And that's precisely the direction I'd prefer. Not the PG, kid-friendly, cartoon and comic-spinning-off series it originally became. Of course, if Warner Bros. wants to return to the more sex and gross-out humor of the original, they'd likely stick with the slapstick sort of Farrelly brothers stuff rather than the excellent, subtler black humor of Goldthwait's films.
categories Cinematical