The Naked Gun Reboot Planned with Ed Helms as Leslie Nielsen

Because every movie you don't care about has already been recycled at least once, Paramount has decided to begin rebooting the ones you actually do care about — starting with The Naked Gun.

According to Variety, the studio is moving forward with a Naked Gun "spin-off" staring Ed Helms as Frank Drebin, a role previously occupied by the late, great Leslie Nielsen.

Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant of The State and Reno 911! fame will write the script for what Variety calls "a new spin on the Drebin character."

(Here's what a previous script for a proposed Naked Gun 4 looked like.)

Based on the short-lived TV series Police Squad!, The Naked Gun franchise spawned three hugely popular films between 1988 and 1994.

Ed Helms seems to be Hollywood's go-to guy for unnecessary reboots of classic films: Earlier this year, he was reportedly tapped to play the lead in the New Line's reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation.

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed the reboot to New Line.

[H/T: Slashfilm, photo of Ed Helms via Getty]