There are few matters that have been weighing on my mind over the past 10 or 15 years quite as heavily as the question, “Whatever happened to Steve Guttenberg?”. This guy was the bomb throughout the ’80s, starring in such classic flicks as Short Circuit, Cocoon, and the Police Academy series. But as soon as they ’80s ended… he vanished. The last movie I remember seeing him in was 3 Men and a Little Lady. More recently, he had a role on Veronica Mars, and now it looks like he is hoping to mount a major comeback in 2009!
According to The Sun, Guttenberg is currently gearing for an eighth Police Academy movie. “A script is being written and so far it is really great, everyone from the original movies who is still around will return.” Everyone that is, except for Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone, who have supposedly been asked, but have yet to agree to it. Guttenberg doesn’t understand why they wouldn’t want to do it, after all, he now regrets turning down Police Academy 5 and Short Circuit 2. He even likes sequels so much that he’s also planning another sequel to Three Men and a Baby!
“Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and I are looking to make another Three Men And A Baby movie. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called Three Men and A Bride. The script is pretty much written and we are really keen to get that made. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re very hopeful.”
Funny how your perspective changes when you’re desperate and looking for work. I do feel for the guy though. As much as I’d love to see Steve Guttenberg back on top, I think he’s probably being a little too optimistic here. That Police Academy sequel might happen, but last we heard it would probably go direct to DVD. Keep on swingin’ Steve-o! Maybe there’s still a chance that they’ll let you have a cameo in the Short Circuit remake.