Next 'Police Academy' movie is "in a gift bag being readied," says Steve Guttenberg
The last film released in the series was 1994's 'Police Academy: Mission to Moscow' and fans are eagerly awaiting for the next one
Officer Carey Mahoney has our attention again. Another 'Police Academy' film may be happening soon.
Steve Guttenberg, star of the beloved 1980s franchise, tweeted on Monday that a new Police Academy movie was in the works. Responding to a Twitter user who asked the star to please film another installment and do it in London, Guttenberg responded, "Adam, the next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied!"
Adam , the next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied! https://t.co/HxzdmqS6WP— Steve Guttenberg (@SteveGuttbuck) September 3, 2018
There are seven films in the 'Police Academy' franchise so far and the first one released in 1984. Guttenberg starred as Officer Mahoney in the first four films starring as the smirking prankster cop. Guttenberg left the installment after 'Citizens on Patrol,' and was last seen riding off in a hot air balloon with Sharon Stone.
The first film was an adult comedy, rated R, but the rest of the films in the franchise were more teens and kids oriented, being rated PG-13 and PG. The last film released in the series was 1994's 'Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.'
The film franchise helped spawn a cartoon series and toy line. It also made actors such as Michael Winslow and Bobcat Goldthwait rise to fame. Goldthwait played the rambunctious Zed starting with the second film, 'Their First Assignment,' also left the franchise then and has since criticized the films for being, according to him, not very good.
Goldthwait, now an acclaimed filmmaker and content creator who directed a heartbreaking doc about the late comedian Barry Crimmins, will not be returning, but Steve Guttenberg, very much will.