Ed Helms signs up for Paramount’s Naked Gun reboot

Night At The Museum screenwriters handling script

Paramount is set to reboot the Naked Gun franchise, with Ed Helms confirmed to star as bumbling detective, Frank Drebin.

Helms will have a nigh-on impossible act to follow in Leslie Nielson, who starred in original TV series Police Squad!, before going on to appear in three big-screen outings.

Variety reports that Paramount has approached Night At The Museum duo Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant to write the script, with the pair set to put a “new spin” on the Drebin character.

Helms is certainly an adept comic performer, but whether or not he can live up to Nielson’s peerless buffoonery remains to be seen...

Moving the character away from Nielsen’s brand of deadpan slapstick might be one way to avoid unfavourable comparisons, although at this stage, no indication has been given as to the new direction the film will take.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Dec 16th 2013, 14:33

      Oh, come on! Really? *insert hollywood/imagination/money mixed with expletives here*

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 16th 2013, 15:33

      Wow just wow. Quite easily the worst idea I have heard all year. Ed Helms is as appealing as a root canal.

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    • crystakura

      Dec 16th 2013, 16:07

      There is only one Frank Drebin.

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    • moviemind91

      Dec 16th 2013, 23:28

      NO!!!!!! No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no!!!! ....Surely they can't be serious?

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