‘Kindergarten Cop’ Remake in the Works, and Maybe a TV Show Too
It’s the kind of news that might elicit one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signature yells: not only is there a remake of Kindergarten Cop in the works, but it might also become a TV series, if we’re not careful. Let’s be careful, okay?
Showbiz 411 reports that Universal’s 1440 division is developing the remake, while noting that this plan may also be an attempt to launch a TV series. 1440 is the studio responsible for such direct-to-video sequel and remake gems as Jarhead 3: The Siege, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, Tremors 5: Bloodline (I guess Tremors is aping the Hellraiser series now?) and Beethoven’s Treasure Tail. Those are some legit contemporary classics.
Could this be a case of 1440 trying to legitimize its offerings, or just another attempt to capitalize on nostalgia and name recognition? Well, according to the description, it would appear to be the latter:
The new remake would center on a cop teamed up with an Indian sidekick named Sanjit. Together, they track a flash drive stolen from the FBI to a local kindergarten class, where our hero falls for a lovely teacher and fights off Albanian bad guys.
The film was written by American Pie scribe David H. Steinberg, and will be directed by Don Michael Paul, who also helmed 1440’s Tremors 5. It should also be noted that on Paul’s iMDB page, the project is listed as Kindergarten Cop 2. Shrug!
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