It was eighteen months ago that a new film in the long-running “Police Academy” film series was announced, and even longer that the idea was first floated, so where’s it gotten to?
It won’t surprise folks to learn that the reboot – one that will feature several original cast members, including Steve Guttenberg and Michael Winslow – is now being developed for WarnerMedia’s new steaming platform HBO Max. And if this, the eighth film in the series, is a success on the streamer, they’re gung-ho on pushing ahead with further “Police Academy” films.
The reason we haven’t heard anything new before now is because projects in development, like “Police Academy”, had to wait until “HBO Max was announced first. This one and others will be announced in coming months” someone with the inside track tells us.
Speaking of Warner’s library of classics, expect to see a new instalment in the “Ocean’s” film series on HBO Max.
Whether it’s some sort of follow-up to the all-lady spin-off “Ocean’s Eight” or a sequel to the three Clooney movies remains to be seen, but producers are in discussions about hatching another heist on the small screen.
Considering the lacklustre performance of “Ocean’s Eight”, a lower-budgeted relaunch of the film series for the streaming network seems like a viable idea.
HBO Max launches in May.