The Naked Gun

David Zucker Says ‘The Naked Gun’ Remake ‘Won’t Be Like’ the Original

by Matt Singer March 11, 2015 @ 12:52 PM
They’re making a new version of The Naked Gun, because they’re making a new version of every old movie. And they’re making this one with Ed Helms, because Ed Helms starred in some of the biggest comedies of all time, including The Hangover (and he’s already remaking, or at least updating, National Lampoon’s Vacation). But according to David Zucker, the director of the original Naked Gun, the new film “won’t be like” the old one, because ... honestly, I have no earthly idea.

'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks About Everything

by Mike Ryan July 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

'The Naked Gun' Returns With Ed Helms in the Lead

by Nick Romano December 13, 2013 @ 8:39 AM
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Ed Helms is slowly but surely turning into the face of rebooted films from the '80s. The 'Hangover' star has already signed up to lead a new reboot of 'National Lampoon's Vacation,' and now he's decided to step into the shoes of the late Leslie Nielsen to headline a 'Naked Gun' reboot for Paramount.
As Nielsen remarked in the original 'Naked Gun,' "it's like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside." Of course, he was referring to cops getting involved with women, but the intense imagery applies here, as well.