In this edition of Unnecessary Remakes, Ed Helms is set to star in a reboot of The Naked Gun movies. He will play Detective Frank Drebin, played brilliantly by the late Leslie Nielsen. The reboot will be written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant who haven’t written a good comedy in years (ever?). I like Ed Helms and LOVE The Naked Gun franchise but this has disaster written all over it.
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.