Can you imagine Liam Neeson as Frank Drebin, the bumbling detective played by Leslie Nielsen in the Naked Gun movies? Seth MacFarlane can.

According to Neeson himself, the Family Guy guy approached him with the idea of resurrecting the Naked Gun franchise with him starring. As he told People, “It’ll either finish my career or bring it in another direction. I honestly don’t know!”

Neeson has recently claimed that he’s done with action films – but he has said that before. Still, at 68 it may be time for career pivot. Stepping into shoes once filled by the great Leslie Nielsen would be a challenge though, and can Neeson do comedy? He has touched upon it previously, including a brilliant voice job in The LEGO Movie as Good Cop/Bad Cop (“Darn-darn-darney-darn!”) and the odd cameo here and there, including for MacFarlane.

Keep watching below for Neeson representing the History Channel in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues:

The Naked Gun at JB Hi-Fi.