Paramount is going to reboot their Naked Gun
franchise and Ed Helms (The Hangover
trilogy) is going to portray the role of Frank Drebin, once portrayed by Canadian comedy legend Leslie Nielsen. Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant (Night at the Museum
and Reno 911
) are handling the screenplay.
The Naked Gun and its two sequels were slapstick comedies in the late 80s and early 90s. Made by Jim Abrams and the Zucker brothers, Jerry and David, they proved to be enormously popular, though the series waned by the third film. Myself, I am somewhat skeptical that anyone can fill Nielsen's shoes in this, or any role he did. He was one of a kind. Time will tell.
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