NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Paramount make the very silly decision to reload Naked Gun with Ed Helms 8 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Paramount make the very silly decision to reload Naked Gun with Ed Helms

No, no, no. Why?

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.

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NO.

According to a breaking news story in Variety, Paramount Studios have supposedly approached Ed Helms (The Hangover Trilogy) to star as Detective Frank Drebin in a reboot of The Naked Gun film series.

No Paramount. Do not do this.

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In the past, JOE has let certain filmmaking decisions made by Hollywood head honchos slide. Of course we understand that popular characters like Batman and Superman are going to be reincarnated for years to come, as they have been for decades already. We also turned a blind eye as silly, silly studios molested horror favourites such as Psycho, Halloween and Herbie: Fully Loaded.

For God's sake, we even kept our lips sealed when they remade Flubber. FLUBBER!

Is nothing sacred!?

It seems not if this latest rumour turns out to be true. We have to be honest reader, JOE is genuinely outraged by this. Literally, genuinely, actually passionately outraged. And we're pretty sure that the peerless, incomparable, one-of-a-kind Leslie Nielsen will be rolling in his hilariously-headstoned grave right about now.

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He is dead. But he's not loving it.

The one big problem with deciding to remake a film series that contains some of the greatest comedy moments ever committed to celluloid, is that there is no aforementioned Leslie Nielsen anymore. He's dead you donkeys. He's Dead-tective Frank Dead-in.

While JOE goes off to mope, comfort eat and watch endless clips from the adventures of the hapless Frank Drebin in order to console ourselves, why don't you do the same by watching this collection of classic comedy moments from the great man himself:

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Someone is going to die. Along with the integrity of Detective Frank Drebin. May he RIP in peace.