It’s been 28 years since the last film series for The Naked Gun was released. An eternity for Hollywood, so it’s no wonder that they want to revive the series. It’s supposed to be in the form of a reboot… starring Liam Neeson!
One of the absolute cult comedies is for film fans The Naked Gun, which also received two sequels. The acclaimed 1988 film is burned into the memory of many with dry humor, slapstick and puns. And now a new film is actually being planned – almost 30 years after the last film! The original series’ lead actor, Leslie Nielsen, passed away in 2010, but he’d also be in his 90s by now – so who’s going to play the lead?
Naked gun: Movie star Liam Neeson in the leading role
The authors of deadline have learned through insiders that Paramount is planning a reboot of the series starring Liam Neeson (Batman Begins, Schindler’s List, Star Wars: Episode 1, Gangs of New York, 96 Hours). director would then Akiva Schaffer We lead, which includes cult comedies such as “Hot Rod – Mit Vollgas durch die Hölle”, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”, as well as the award-winning animated film “Chip and Dale: The Knights of Justice” from the year 2022. In the new film adaptation of The Naked Gun (buy now ) would have Liam Neeson play the son of the original detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen’s character).
Paramount hasn’t given the green light yet, they’re still waiting for the approval of Liam Neeson, who is still “in negotiations”, as they say in Hollywood – so he’s still negotiating his fee. The reboot of the series is set to include Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Orville) as producer, in whose films like “Ted” and “A Million Ways to Die in the West” Neeson has already shown his funny side.
In any case, no direct comedy actor would be required for The Naked Gun, after all, it was Leslie Nielsen before his comedy renaissance, he was a dramatic actor, not a joker. What do you think of these plans? Can you imagine Liam Neeson in this role? Or are you skeptical? How do you feel about the director? Write us in the comments!