On paper, listening to that Liam Neeson was doubtlessly going to star in a reboot of the Leslie Neilsen film collection, The Naked Gun, it simply appeared like one thing so weird it might simply work. Neeson has been rather more identified for his massive motion roles within the final couple of a long time, with the likes of Batman Begins and the Taken motion pictures, turning him into one of the vital worthwhile motion heroes of the final ten years. As he sat down to speak with CinemaBlend about his present upcoming providing of The Ice Road, Neeson was requested about how the thought was coming alongside, and he was in a position to give an replace that appears price getting enthusiastic about.
“I know Seth and his team are working on a draft, I’m very excited, and I think and hope Seth might be directing it himself. No date has been set, I think, I believe it’s Paramount Pictures that approached Seth, and Seth approached me. This was about a year and a half ago, maybe two years ago. So it’ll either ruin my career, whatever’s left of it, or I’ll find another little adventure, you know?”
There will likely be some who see the partnering of Neeson and MacFarlane on The Naked Gun reboot considerably unusual to simply accept as an precise actual chance. However, what must be thought-about is that the pair has labored collectively on quite a few events prior to now. MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West featured Neeson because the villain, whereas he additionally turned up for small cameos in Ted 2 and the collection, The Orville. For followers of these outings, what might come of this will likely be one thing they are going to be completely happy to see transfer forward.
There could be one thing of a curious mirroring of life happening if Liam Neeson were to take on the role. We have Liam Neeson taking on from Leslie Nielsen, a tongue-twister of a phrase to say when sober, however two names which are similar to one another. Furthermore, Nielsen was after all a dramatic actor up till he accepted his function of Dr. Rumack in Airplane! From there he discovered himself within the Police Squad collection, which led him on to The Naked Gun. With Neeson definitely in his dramatic section in the meanwhile, as might be seen in his thrilling and positively not a laugh a minute flip in The Ice Road, so for him to then dip into the all-out ridiculousness of The Naked Gun would definitely repeat what Nielsen did earlier than him.
Then after all we’ve got Seth MacFarlane engaged on the script and probably directing. While MacFarlane has his critics, he’s most likely one of many few individuals who has the correct humorousness and would not be afraid to ship The Naked Gun in all of its political incorrect glory for a brand new era. If this does go forward, and we must always remind ourselves that there was no inexperienced mild given but to the venture, then it’s one reboot that I might be fairly completely happy to see arrive. This involves us from CinemaBlend.