Ok, this came out of absolutely nowhere!
Back in June an unconfirmed report apparently surfaced on Showbiz411 claiming that a reboot of the 1990 Ivan Reitman directed Arnold Schwarzenegger hit comedy Kindergarten Cop was perhaps on the cards. PERHAPS. At the time, there was not much more to go on other than it was supposedly to be directed by Michael Don Paul, the guy behind the pretty terrible Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, and that its flimsy premise would feature “a leading man type with an Indian sidekick named Sanjit” who were “on the trail of a missing flash drive from the Federal Witness protection program” that’s wanted by some dastardly Albanians and somehow “wound up in a kindergarten class”.
There were no casting announcements, no production dates, nada, so of course this just got filed away in a media black hole along with all the other 1980’s reboots that get proposed all the time but never ever get made. Except this is getting made. As a sequel. And it’s being made right now, starring that other musclebound European action hero from the 1980’s: Dolph Lundgren!
ManlyMovie.net is reporting that the movie is currently busy shooting in Vancouver, Canada, and actually has the pics to prove it!
Since this is now a sequel, it’s unclear whether Lundgren is supposed to be playing Schwarzenegger’s character, tough police detective John Kimble, or whether this is somebody completely new. He may or may not also have a “toomah”.
What has been revealed though is the fact that the script was written by American Pie 2 scribe David H. Steinberg. I vaguely recall laughing once or twice (probably just once) during that American Pie sequel, but Lundgren has actually shown himself to have some good comic timing, especially when playing the straight man, so I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t curious (maybe in a “look at that car accident” kind of way) to see how this turned out.
This movie is expected to be a direct-to-TV release. No release date has been announced yet.
Last Updated: August 14, 2015