‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Reboot On The Way?

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Before we ever heard the term “Brangelina” there was a movie called Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It came out in 2005 and for my money it was a pretty entertaining film (for what it was). So if another Mr. & Mrs. Smith installment was in the works, a sequel would be the logical step, right? Well, it may be logical but that doesn’t mean that’s what we’re going to get.

According to Vulture, there’s a “quasi-prequel” to Mr. & Mrs. Smith on the way – one that is best described as a reboot (that’s right, cousin to the much-feared remake). Vulture says that Regency Studios is moving ahead with developing Mr. & Mrs. Jones, which would follow a different couple, a pair of, “twentysomething spies set up as a fake married couple when they graduate agency training.” Producer of the original Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Akiva Goldsman, is attached to produce the film.

I bet you’re thinking, “Wait – It’s only been 5 years since the original. Isn’t it a bit to soon to be rebooting it?” And I’m right there with you on that one. It’s understandable rebooting something like Star Trek, since it’s a series that’s been running (both in movie and TV form) for decades now and a reboot breathed fresh life into it. But Mr. & Mrs. Smith is just one movie, not a franchise, and thus a reboot at this stage seems pretty premature and rather pointless (at least from an audience perspective)

Of course, it makes sense from a financial point of view as the studio gets to reap the benefits of both worlds: They get to move forward with a new version of an already established entity (in this case the “Mr. & Mrs.” title) but get to do it for less money than a sequel because they don’t have to shell out for Pitt and Angelina again. An insider joked that the reason for doing a reboot and not a sequel is rumor has it the couple won’t be together long enough to make a it icon razz Mr. & Mrs. Smith Reboot On The Way? .

I can only imagine the ‘twentysomethings’ the studio will get to portray Mr. & Mrs. Jones – Ideally I would want it to be someone unusual and not cliched in any way, but knowing Hollywood I’m guessing they’ve got their eye on the hot names of the moment. I’m sure the names Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has already crossed the studio execs’ minds…

Casting aside, I’m still trying to work out why they’re rebooting a one-shot movie so soon. Next thing you know we’ll be getting reboots before the original films ever hit screens!

What do you think of them rebooting Mr. & Mrs. Smith so soon after the first? Does it need another movie, reboot or otherwise? Who would you like to see as the spy couple this time around?

Source: Vulture

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  1. Why?

  2. Have you seen the Cop Out Red Band Trailer? Where at the end Tracy goes on that “No, No, No, Hell no” rant? Yeah. Lol.

  3. Remember when “reboot” was a bad thing? I'm willing to bet this film goes direct to video.

  4. They are rebooting Spiderman even sooner since the last film.

  5. The only good Reboot is that CGI tv show inside a computer

  6. Can you even really call this a reboot since the first 15-20 minutes of the first (and only) film is all about how they met without knowing they worked for competing agencies and their courtship? So wouldn't “rebooting” the “franchise” by having the story be about how they met in training actually become a “remake” or even worse, a “re-imagining”? Hollywood executives are getting so lazy now-a-days. :(

  7. Awww … the good ole days … when Angelina didn't look like an anorexic meth-head street walker. Have you seen her lately? Jeepers. And I was a BIG fan of hers … when she was hot. Shallow? When it comes to looks of celebrities, yes, yes I am.

  8. I'm willing to bet within the next few years, franchises are going to start rebooting halfway through the first movie.

  9. Robsten as Mr. and Mrs. Smith…freaking hawt and a gauranteed blockbuster..

  10. Not necessary. I enjoyed the “Brangelina” version a lot. I think we are due for some originality in Hollywood, not shortcutting to re-thinking/re-imagining/re-doing. There has been too many do-overs lately.

  11. My word exactly. Only mine was going to be more like… “WHYYYYYYYYY?????”

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith was funny and actiony. It was fine. Just leave it.

    Godness gracious me! What's up with everything needing a reboot. I can't wait for JAWS: The Return, Back to the Present, or Star Wars episode 2.8: The war within the war of clones that have wars in space. Are they just running out of movie ideas? Come on film makers you must have some ideas in your noggins.

  12. When you reboot something it should be a well known franchise! Examples: Spider-Man, Batman, Star Trek, Muppets, etc.

    This is a dumb idea, and I know what people will say when it comes out…
    “That's totally copying Mr. & Mrs. Smith!”
    Sure it's the same director, but the non-hardcore audience won't know that so I'm guessing this will bomb.

    I bet you “Mrs. Jones” will be Megan Fox

  13. Maybe they'll cast a married man as Mr. Jones and cast a man eater of a woman as Mrs. Jones. We can have another Jennifer/Brad/Angelina thing.

  14. Corn E….Hollywood has gone reboot/remake crazy, often failing…Where is their originality? Next someone will suggest a Rocky reboot………..

  15. I think this is more of a 'Pre-boot' then your run of the mill Reboot project. You know, Reboots are the 'In' thing among Hollywood Moguls going thru mid-franchise crissis. They are trying to re-capture the glory that part 1 of their franchise brought and that part 2 tried to deliver on but usually failed and were in many cases part 3 put the nail in the coffin, ensuring any more sequels would be S2D (thats Staright 2 DVD).

    Who knows, this Pre-boot could be the next big thing in Hollywood?

    This is BlueCollarCritic singing…. “Mommas don't let you babies grow up to be movie excs, ….franchise rebooters…….!”

  16. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was a slight tweak on the television show of the same name. The plot line from what you have described for Mr. and Mrs. Jones sounds more like the original television than the slight tweak that the “Branglina” version was.

    So basically they are being even less original by just falling back on the already written story.

    And Robert Paterson will always be that stupid Vampire to me now, he can never have a real career in my eyes. I will just see emo vampire.

  17. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was a slight tweak on the television show of the same name. The plot line from what you have described for Mr. and Mrs. Jones sounds more like the original television than the slight tweak that the “Branglina” version was.

    So basically they are being even less original by just falling back on the already written story.

    And Robert Paterson will always be that stupid Vampire to me now, he can never have a real career in my eyes. I will just see emo vampire.

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