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MR. AND MRS. SMITH to get reboot treatment

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 8th, 2010

It looks like no franchise can stay dead, not even if they feature only one film.

According to Vulture, Fox is looking to go at easy money yet again, as they are planning a prequel/reboot of Doug Liman’s solid action film, MR. AND MRS. SMITH.  The 2005 film, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, follows a married couple who secretly lead double lives as assassins and each are given a final hit--each other.

The film, to be called MR. AND MRS. JONES, will not follow the original cast however.  It will focus on a pair of 20-something spies who become paired as a fake married couple post-spy school graduation.  Akiva Goldsman, also known as the guy who wrote BATMAN AND ROBIN, will be producing the film, which will probably make a ton of money, and also not be of too high of quality.

It looks like reboots are set to be this decades comic book film, in that, every studio will not only be pumping them out daily, but with the success of films like STAR TREK, they will also be used as hopeful money makers and tent poles for each respective studio.  SPIDER-MAN is getting it, and now the 2005 spy thriller is getting the same treatment as well.

Source: Vulture

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  • http://twitter.com/blu3warri0r blu3warri0r

    Are you trying to comment on Jolie's 'gung ho' style in the movie with your “Mr and Mr Smith” title instead of Mrs? ;)

    File this in one of those “Huh?” lists. Mr and Mrs Smith was an enjoyable flick, popcorn was consumed, but never did I feel as if something was wrong enough with it that it requires any sort of 'reboot'. Don't they usually save those for franchise film properties? Does this mean a franchise opportunity has presented itself?

  • Josh Brunsting

    Oh man! I didn't even see that! Good catch. No, I just stupdily missed the error. My bad.

    I honestly have no idea what the studio is thinking with this one. I wouldn't be shocked if they plan on taking this concept, and turning it into a frachise, without Mr. and MRS. Smith playing into canon much at all. This is just a WTF story. Definitely a “Huh” moment ;)

    Again, thanks for the heads up on the title error. My bad :)

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  • http://twitter.com/blu3warri0r blu3warri0r

    Are you trying to comment on Jolie's 'gung ho' style in the movie with your “Mr and Mr Smith” title instead of Mrs? ;)

    File this in one of those “Huh?” lists. Mr and Mrs Smith was an enjoyable flick, popcorn was consumed, but never did I feel as if something was wrong enough with it that it requires any sort of 'reboot'. Don't they usually save those for franchise film properties? Does this mean a franchise opportunity has presented itself?

  • Josh Brunsting

    Oh man! I didn't even see that! Good catch. No, I just stupdily missed the error. My bad.

    I honestly have no idea what the studio is thinking with this one. I wouldn't be shocked if they plan on taking this concept, and turning it into a frachise, without Mr. and MRS. Smith playing into canon much at all. This is just a WTF story. Definitely a “Huh” moment ;)

    Again, thanks for the heads up on the title error. My bad :)

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