Directors: Police, Vatican, Woman, Invasion

Police Academy
New Line Cinema has hired first-time director Scott Zabielski (“Tosh.0”) to direct a reboot of the “Police Academy” franchise which Paul Maslansky will produce from a script by David Diamond and David Weissman (“When In Rome”).

Like the original series, this will follows a ragtag group of police recruits who repeatedly are called to help save the city. Zabielski is also a reserve police officer in West Hollywood. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

The Vatican
William Brent Bell (“The Devil Inside”) is set to direct the conspiracy-driven thriller “The Vatican” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

David Cohen penned the script which is said to utilise some “found-footage techniques” like ‘Devil’ does. Roy Lee, Lawrence Grey, John Middleton and Matt Peterman will produce. [Source: Deadline]

The Better Woman
“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig is set to direct the romantic comedy “The Better Woman” for Universal Pictures. “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino penned the screenplay

The story follows an executive whose boyfriend leaves her for an older woman. She then searches out the woman to find out what went wrong in the relationship. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Brad Peyton (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore”) will direct and produce the “Cloverfield”-esque thriller “Invasion” which Andrew Adamson will also produce for Reel FX and Strange Weather Films.

J. Daniel Shaffer’s script follows a group of unarmed, unprepared students from Philadelphia who discover they must learn to become soldiers to survive an attack from a supernatural force. [Source: Variety]