Mr & Mrs Smith get a facelift

Reboot machine goes into overdrive…


Remember those old TV shows that hadn’t heard of a thing called continuity, and pressed the reset button at the end of every episode?

Seems Hollywood’s gotten their mitts on that button themselves and is pressing it on some of its big name franchises that are either considered too expensive or in a (production) hellish cul-de-sac.

Sony did it with Spider-Man, now Regency Enterprises are doing the same with Mr & Mrs Smith.

But wait… is this really a reboot? According to Vulture, Regency Enterprises (housed at Fox) want to make Mr & Mrs Jones, essentially cannibalising the original Smith film into something new and younger. And, yes, cheaper.

Apparently Jones will be a brand new origins story following a pair of twentysomething spies who enter into a sham marriage for cover when they finish their training. Akiva Goldsman of Hancock and I Am Legend (as well as, ahem, Batman & Robin) is onboard to produce. He also produced the original Smiths.

Expect them to use Billy Paul's classic 'Me and Mrs Jones' as the theme tune.

Prefer Pitt and Jolie? Or think a facelift's long overdue?

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    • teekay

      Feb 9th 2010, 12:31

      doesnt it remind you of the early years of hollywood cinema where they just chucked out films like on a production line? as J.Warner once said: "I don't want it good, I want it tuesday" hollywood lost its imagination some time ago (with a few exceptions) and is just re-doing and re-doing everything that ever made money for them. now im just waiting for a new Casablanca with some prick like Pattison or LaBeouf

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    • Raybros

      Feb 9th 2010, 21:55

      Stop with the reboots please! Give your money to charity and stop force-feeding us the rubbish you remake you money obsessed producers

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