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Beloved ‘Naked Gun’ Reboot with Leslie Nielsen Replacement Gets Release Date

In an entertainment world where the term “underrated” gets bandied about far too often, let this writer just say: “The Naked Gun” media franchise is wildly underrated.
The slapstick take on far more serious police procedural shows began life in 1982 with the “Police Squad!” series on ABC.
That series, spearheaded by legendary actor Leslie Nielsen, garnered enough popularity where it spawned a trilogy of feature-length films.

(The movies all also starred Nielsen, as well.)
Those movies, in order of release, were:

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“The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” – 1988
“The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear” – 1991
“Naked Gun 33 1⁄3: The Final Insult” – 1994

The movies all starred Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin, who would stop various plots like a hypnotist trying to coerce people into a …

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