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Mr And Mrs Smith Getting A Reboot?
Mr And Mrs Jones? Really?

08 February 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture blog

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The last time Fox attempted to harness the incredible sexy power of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-starrer Mr And Mrs Smith, it was to bottle it up and serve it weekly as a TV series. That didn’t make it past the sexy pilot, so now, according to the Vulture blog, the new idea is to reboot it. With a different couple.

Get ready then – should this thing make it from the lofty hills of Rumour Mountain to the echoing halls of development hell – for Mr And Mrs Jones. A mere five years after the first stab, and the studio is already trying again?

It won’t play as a sequel to the original, but will instead rewind for another origin story, this time focused on a pair of spies fresh out of the academy that are teamed up as a fake married couple. No other details were let loose, so we’re going to have to assume they initially hate each other before teaming up to foil some dastardly plot.

Hiring new faces mean the costs can be saved to make things go 'splodey and, we're sure the producers are hoping, launch some new stars and a fresh franchise, as with Paramount's Star Trek. Or just launch an actual franchise, since the Smiths only managed one film.

Akiva Goldsman, who helped shepherd the troubled-yet-ultimately-successful original into cinemas, is attached again. You may begin worrying… now.


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L: Bluehawk Wait, what? A reboot? Of a single movie? AGAIN! God, is 5 years ago the new '60s or something? ell you see, latest research from the foremost scientologists and mentalists have determined that humans do in fact have the memory of goldfishes these days, and so unless you're older than the age of 25, your attention span won't allow you to actually REMEMBER what happened more than five minutes ago. More

Posted by relativelyrelative at 12:51 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously?
The unrated version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith is better than the PG-13 but it still leaves a lot to be desired from an action film. I just don't see this idea getting past the development hell stage. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 07:38 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously?
I'd like to re-BOOT some of these studio execs up the fucking arse. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 23:43 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Really?!
Nope. I hated it from beginning to end. Smug self worshiping shit. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 23:42 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

utterly ridiculous More

Posted by Kat113 at 18:40 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

I'm sure I'd be more upset...
...if I cared. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 14:10 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

I hear that a reboot of Thor is in the works, I know it's not been out yet but you have to be ready........yer know just incase! More

Posted by nowthen at 12:13 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

I hear that a reboot of Thor is in the works, I know it's not been out yet but you have to be ready........yer know just incase! More

Posted by nowthen at 12:13 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

Seriously?
Perhaps they'll do a re-boot for The Godfather or Shawshank Redemption next... cough. More

Posted by pyriel17 at 12:12 on 09 February 2010 | Report This Post

What about the 1996 TV series?
"...a fake married couple"? Sounds just like the 1996 series, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", starring Scott Bakula and Maria Bello. More

Posted by Elf Odin at 22:04 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Horray!!!
L: Charles B. Potatoes But will it be in 3-D? a! More

Posted by bronco3114 at 21:55 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Really?!
L: jimoakley666 The original was shit. o be fair I thought it was pretty fun for the first 45mins or so ...then yes it did get pretty shit. More

Posted by bronco3114 at 21:53 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

hahaha i love the orignial but i am not on a sequal. The first is a good piece of entertaining trash. But the last thing it needs is a film thats the exact same with younger peoplr. just leave it be AND GET SOME NEW IDEAS! More

Posted by plum bob at 20:50 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

hahaha i love the orignial but i am not on a sequal. The first is a good piece of entertaining trash. But the last thing it needs is a film thats the exact same with younger peoplr. just leave it be AND GET SOME NEW IDEAS! More

Posted by plum bob at 20:49 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

Really?!
The original was shit. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 20:38 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

Hey, remember that film...
Oh, what was it called, you know, the one about the guy, erm. The Hangover, that's the one. Yeah, we'll reboot that, didn't do well enough, is too old, people won't remember the original. Christ Hollywood, give up, give up now. More

Posted by Ethanial at 20:28 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

Wait, what? A reboot? Of a single movie? AGAIN! God, is 5 years ago the new '60s or something? More

Posted by Bluehawk at 20:14 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

So it isn't really a reboot of Mr and Mrs Smith. Its just a film that has a similar idea, where two young, sexy, covert operatives end up living together. It REALLY isn't the same thing at all. More

Posted by clarkkent at 20:08 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

LAME!
Lame, lame, lame, lame, lame! Seriously guys! Reboorting a film that is neither a franchise, nor an adaption of anything, nor cult, nor ... well, nothing! It's just a radom movie that stared two of Hollywoods most famous stars. Why rebooting it? Why bother? Seriously, why even bother? More

Posted by Sendemast at 20:05 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

LAME!
More

Posted by Sendemast at 20:01 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

Oh get lost.
just give the money to charity and stop wasting everyone's time. More

Posted by rpem22 at 19:47 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Horray!!!
But will it be in 3-D? More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes at 19:12 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

Horray!!!
Another remake of an average film More

Posted by mogel96 at 18:09 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

just cast Anniston!
end of story More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 18:06 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

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