‘The Naked Gun’ Reboot? Oh I like THAT!
Detective Frank Drebin is coming back with Ed Helms on board to portray Leslie Nielsen’s character in Paramount’s reboot of “The Naked Gun” comedy franchise.
The studio has tapped the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant — best known for the “Night at the Museum” and “Reno 911″ franchises, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character. (Via Variety)
Before everyone on the internet loses their shit let me preface this post with this: Ed Helms will never live up to Leslie Nielsen’s role in these movies. Never. Ok, now with that said I can now confidently say that I will fully enjoy this reboot. I loved ‘The Naked Gun’ trilogy and I can’t wait to see what Ed Helms does with the role. He is just strange enough for it to work.
Also, let’s hope OJ gets re-casted as Norberg. I’ll lose my mind.
Posted on December 13, 2013, in Average Blog Posts and tagged ed helms, leak, leslie nielsen, naked gun, reboot. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
I completely agree with you with the tough decision to reboot such a series.
However, Ed Helms can be trusted, and the disaster of Hangover 2 and 3 should not be held over his head. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are fantastic, especially with Reno 911. (I still find the Night at the Museum movies entertaining as well, being partially a kid at heart.)
Couldn’t agree more. Reno 911 was an awesome show! Can’t wait to see what they do with this type of humor.
The important thing is dry, dead-pan humor with a lot of shit happening in the background.