‘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.