Ed-HelmsLike it or not there will be a new ‘Naked Gun’ series starting in the new year. The cult-classic franchise was based on the TV series ‘Police Squad’ starring Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus and Ed Williams.
The new film is set to star Ed Helms as Frank Drebin in the lead role. You can imagine the reboot is being met with some resistance to fans, many of which feel that the series can not move forward without Leslie Nielsen.
The reboot would mean that a whole new generation could meet Frank Drebin however, Variety reported that the new film will be scripted by Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant. The duo also worked on such popular comedies as Night at the Museum and Reno 911 on television.
The project seems to be in early stages at this point as no other names (aside from the three mentioned above) have been attached to the film. We will keep you updated as the project moves further along into production.