Fresh details emerge of new Naked Gun film

News Simon Brew
14 Jan 2014 - 06:48
Naked Gun 4? No thanks.

The new Naked Gun film, starring Ed Helms, seems more a continuation than a reboot...

On Friday 13th December 2013, the news broke that plans were afoot to reboot the Naked Gun movie franchise. Ed Helms, we learned, had been cast as Lt Frank Drebin, and it would be fair to say that news of the project did not go down well.

Now, however, Robert Ben Garant - who along with Tom Lennon is co-writing the new movie - has revealed a few extra details to Crave Online. Let's see if any of these put people's minds at rest.

He confirmed that the plan is to write the new film in the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker style, saying "we're trying to fit in 100 jokes a page". "We're very much embracing the style", he said. To our knowledge, none of the original ZAZ team are involved, however.

As for the recasting of Drebin, Garant revealed that "our take is that Ed Helms is Frank Drebin, no relation. That's how he introduces himself", adding later that "we're making it pretty clear that he's not Leslie Nielsen. Those are just too big of shoes to fill but we're trying to do as good as those".

It sounds more like a sequel of sorts than a full-on reboot, but we'll find out more as things progress. Ben Garant and Tom Lennon have also penned the Night At The Museum movies, incidentally, the third of which goes before the cameras in the months ahead.


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