Steve Guttenberg says a new Police Academy movie 'is in the works'

Steve Guttenberg says a new Police Academy movie 'is in the works'

A new 'Police Academy' film is in the works.

Steve Guttenberg, who starred in the much-loved movie franchise, has revealed via his Twitter account that the series is being resurrected.

After one of his followers urged Steve to shoot another 'Police Academy' film in London, he wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "Adam , the next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied! (sic)"

The 'Police Academy' franchise currently spans seven films, starting in 1984 and ending with 1994's 'Police Academy: Mission to Moscow'.

Guttenberg starred as Officer Mahoney in a number of the movies, which spawned a cartoon series and even a line of toys.

Guttenberg previously claimed that the success of the franchise can be traced back to the director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Maslansky.

Asked how he came to be cast in the film series, the actor explained: "My agent put me up for the part. I'd just gotten done doing 'The Man Who Wasn't There', which was an invisible-man movie, and I went from there right into 'Police Academy'.

"I got the part from doing a screen test, and that movie was terrific because of Hugh Wilson and Paul Maslansky, the director and producer, respectively. God, they were just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant comedy guys. Just out-of-this-world brilliant."