Naked Gun reboot set for 2025 with Liam Neeson to star

The original Naked Gun was released 36 years ago

Source: Paramount

Lieutenant Frank Drebin is back on the case.

Paramount Pictures is moving ahead with a long-gestating remake of Naked Gun, with Liam Neeson to star as the bumbling police detective Debin in the role made famous by Leslie Nielsen.

Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod, Pop Star: Never Stop Stopping) will direct the film, set for release in July 2025. The script is by Dan Gregor, Doug Man and Schaffer, who collaborated on 2022’s Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers.

The Naked Gun films, derived from the TV series Police Squad!, were high-water marks for slapstick comedy. They ran over six years: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988), The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).

Nielsen died in 2010 at the age of 84. Before playing Lt Drebin, Nielsen had been largely a dramatic actor.

“It’s been dawning on me slowly that for the past 35 years I have been cast against type, and I’m finally getting to do what I really wanted to do,” he once said.

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