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Nice Beaver: Ed Helms is the New Frank Drebin

By Courtney Enlow | Trade News | December 13, 2013 | Comments ()


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I knew Enrico Palazzo. And you, Ed Helms, are no Enrico Palazzo.

From Variety:

Detective Frank Drebin is coming back with Ed Helms on board to portray Leslie Nielsen’s character in Paramount’s reboot of “The Naked Gun” comedy franchise.

The studio has tapped the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant — best known for the “Night at the Museum” and “Reno 911″ franchises, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character.

This is a real slap in the face.

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Leslie Nielsen was the kind of actor where, even in terrible movies, he was flawless. I’m sure Ed Helms is a nice guy and all, but his hosting gig on SNL a while back completely decimated any good will I had toward him, he completely Toby-ed The Office and The Hangover movies are everything wrong with Hollywood. So, excuse me for being unhappy about this.

Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Enrique del Castillo

    I still like Ed Helms, so it could be good, but then I remembered that I said the same thing about Get Smart.

  • googergieger

    I guess it's true what they say. Hollywood and remakes don't mix. Like eating a spoonful of drano. Sure it'll clean you out, but it'll leave you hollow inside.

  • Uriah_Creep

    They rebooted The Pink Panther with a much bigger star (Steve Martin, in case you've forgotten), and it sucked balls. They did the same with Get Smart, and that blew dicks. Give it up, Hollywood. TRY WRITING STUFF!!

  • emmalita

    If they don't come up with something new you will be rebooting insults like a Hollywood studio.

  • fracas

    This is the worst thing to happen to Naked Gun since Nordberg murdered two people.

  • BWeaves

    Leslie Nielsen was a national treasure. An invisible, Canadian, national treasure, I tell you! He's died more times for comedy than Sean Bean and that guy I don't know, combined.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Did you know his brother Erik was once Deputy Prime Minister? The airport in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory is named after him.

  • DeaconG

    I still remember watching the trailer for that movie in the theaters and the reaction.
    "Nice Beaver."
    Audience (me included):"Oh, no he didn't!"
    Then you see her handing him the wooden beaver and the entire audience groans...

  • BWeaves

    I still have a hard time watching him in Forbidden Planet and realizing he's the hot lead, and he's not going to crack a joke or do something goofy.

  • DeaconG

    He was a badass in that one, wasn't he?

  • Talk about something unneeded and unnecessary.

    I want to take this movie out like taking out 5 weirdos dressed in togas while they try to stab a guy in the park!

  • Luke

    That was a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar you moron! You killed 5 actors!

  • googergieger

    Good ones!

  • Luke

    As a employee of a police dept and a person whose ringtone is the police squad theme......I hate the world

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