Family Guy creator in talks to reboot The Naked Gun with Liam Neeson 6 months ago

Family Guy creator in talks to reboot The Naked Gun with Liam Neeson

"It'll either finish my career or bring it in another direction"

While a lot of film fans will attribute Liam Neeson's action movie career redirection to Taken in 2008, it's much more likely it was instigated by Batman Begins in 2005.

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Since then, it feels like he's been in a million action movies, but in reality it has only been (checks IMDb) 24. Which, y'know, is still a lot.

It was just a few days ago that Neeson, on the press tour for his latest action movie, The Marksman, that he announced he is officially retiring from action movies, saying the following:

"I’m 68 and a half, 69 this year. There’s a couple more I’m going to do this year - hopefully, Covid allowing us - there’s a couple in the pipeline and then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I’m on a Zimmer frame or something."

However, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Neeson mentioned the next direction his career might be possibly taking:

"I’ve been approached by Seth MacFarlane and Paramount Studios to maybe resurrect the Naked Gun films. It’ll either finish my career or bring it in another direction. I honestly don’t know."

Neeson and MacFarlane have worked together a fair bit already, on A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ted 2 and The Orville, he's even played himself in a few episodes of Family Guy and he's actually shown a flair for comedy before, most notably as a split-personality police officer in The Lego Movie.

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How soon, or if at all, we might see this Naked Gun reboot is still unknown, as Neeson still has still a few more movies on his upcoming schedule to complete, including - yep, you guessed it - a couple of action movies!

And you know what? We will watch each and every one of them.