Liam Neeson To Star In Bare Gun Reboot

There was phrase on a reboot of The Bare Gun for years now. However it seems like Paramount would possibly lastly flip this one into actuality as Liam Neeson is in negotiations to star and Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers director Akiva Schaffer on board to name the photographs.

The 1988 authentic, after all, noticed David Zucker, brother Jerry, Jim Abrahams and co-writer Pat Proft flip their short-lived comedy sequence Police Squad right into a film. It was an immediate comedy hit, Leslie Nielsen’s iconic central efficiency cementing his transformation from dramatic actor to comedy legend (by way of, after all, the likes of the Airplane! motion pictures) as Detective Frank Drebin.

Two sequels adopted to diminishing returns (although there are nonetheless good gags to be loved in each), however we began to listen to rumours of a remake in growth. That went by means of just a few variations – Ed Helms was hooked up to star for whereas — and extra just lately, Seth MacFarlane has been concerned, aiming to place previous pal Neeson into a brand new film. He had Household Man veterans Mark Hentemann and Alec Sulkin work up a script.

Which brings us as much as in the present day, and Schaffer boarding to direct. Given how properly he did with Rescue Rangers (to not point out his historical past with the massively underrated and criminally under-seen Lonely Island motion pictures), we’re quietly excited for what this might be. Information that Rescue Rangers writers Dan Gregor and Doug Mand have landed a deal to re-write the script simply provides to that.

Neeson won’t be greatest identified for his comedy chops, however he is definitely proven them off up to now. There’s this second from Extras, his function in The Lego Film and a few of MacFarlane’s work. To not point out a newer cameo in a sure good sequence (“there isn’t any tape”).

And based on Deadline, Neeson would not be trying to play Drebin (let’s be sincere, who may?), however as a substitute his son. Let’s have a look at how this one seems…

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