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02.08.2010

Since 2005 was so long ago, Regency Enterprises wants to reboot MR. AND MRS. SMITH, but with different actors and a new title, MR. AND MRS. JONES.

Most of you remember the the plot of SMITH, a couple (Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie) with a fading marriage are surprised to find out that they are contracted to kill one another. At first, the deal sounds intriguing, but as they venture through their journey they realize that they do belong together.

During filming, something seemed to grab more attention than the actual movie itself. If you read any of the gossip rags at the time, there were rumors that Jolie and Pitt were hooking up. Only problem with this scenario was the fact that Jennifer Aniston was still married to Pitt, even though they were in the process of getting a divorce. The press had a field day with this saying that this was the reason the marriage was ending, etcetera, etcetera...you should know all about it by now.

The source for Vulture jokes that the rumored fallout of the Pitt-Jolie marriage might be the reason for the new cast in the sequel reboot. The real reason though is economic. They want to pay less for the actors. Even though the last name is changed in the sequel's title, they figure people will already be familiar with the original title and story of the movie so in turn they might might go see a sequel reboot.

JONES will serve as an origin story about a similar but differently named pair of twentysomethings. The two spies are set up as a fake married couple when they graduate agency trading. Akiva Goldsman (I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK) is set to produce.

Would you still consider this a reboot, even with the change of the last name in the title and younger actors? Give your thoughts in the strike backs!

Extra Tidbit: Jolie was considered for the role of Kelly Kapowski on SAVED BY THE BELL.
Source: Vulture

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7:44PM on 02/09/2010
I wouldn't even knwo what the hell to call this. It's not a reboot and certainly not a sequel, prequel, remake or a spinoff. We'll have to make up a new word, people, even though the fist still sucked dick.
I wouldn't even knwo what the hell to call this. It's not a reboot and certainly not a sequel, prequel, remake or a spinoff. We'll have to make up a new word, people, even though the fist still sucked dick.
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5:59PM on 02/09/2010
The only thing that sold Mr. and Mrs. Smith were the actors combined with the tabloids. No one cared about the story and no one's going to care about the remake.
The only thing that sold Mr. and Mrs. Smith were the actors combined with the tabloids. No one cared about the story and no one's going to care about the remake.
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1:37PM on 02/09/2010
There's already a Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot already made; it's called Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise coming this year! F**K reboots!
There's already a Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot already made; it's called Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise coming this year! F**K reboots!
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12:32PM on 02/09/2010
This could work, depending on the casting. It's not a reboot, it's a continuation of a series. Think outside the box here, people.
This could work, depending on the casting. It's not a reboot, it's a continuation of a series. Think outside the box here, people.
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12:19PM on 02/09/2010
well, if you change the title of the flick, itīs no longer a reboot in my opinion...

btw, this is a bad idea...
well, if you change the title of the flick, itīs no longer a reboot in my opinion...

btw, this is a bad idea...
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11:30AM on 02/09/2010
This seems like such a random movie to reboot...I mean, wtf? At this point, are they just spinning a wheel with all the movies from the last 10 years?
*spin*
"Oh, looks like we're rebooting V For Vendetta! Everybody get to work!"
This seems like such a random movie to reboot...I mean, wtf? At this point, are they just spinning a wheel with all the movies from the last 10 years?
*spin*
"Oh, looks like we're rebooting V For Vendetta! Everybody get to work!"
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9:51AM on 02/09/2010
Whats up with Hollywood?! The original was great because of Pitt and Jolie, and if memory serves me correct it was pretty successful in theaters, making plenty of money. Who cares if it costs more for the two. The bottom line is that if they "reboot" it they will most likely make less money in the box office, and if they don't reboot it they will make more money balancing out the "money issues"
Whats up with Hollywood?! The original was great because of Pitt and Jolie, and if memory serves me correct it was pretty successful in theaters, making plenty of money. Who cares if it costs more for the two. The bottom line is that if they "reboot" it they will most likely make less money in the box office, and if they don't reboot it they will make more money balancing out the "money issues"
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9:33AM on 02/09/2010

Will NOT see this

Mr. and Mrs. Smith was awesome...it doesn't need a reboot. Fire the idiot who even proposed this!!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Smith was awesome...it doesn't need a reboot. Fire the idiot who even proposed this!!!!
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5:10AM on 02/09/2010
Oh yeah! Lets make it 3D and cast Sam Worthington and Megan Fox...really Hollywood, get some new ideas...
Oh yeah! Lets make it 3D and cast Sam Worthington and Megan Fox...really Hollywood, get some new ideas...
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9:40AM on 02/09/2010
The saddest thing about this thing is that your idea is [link] to happen.. sad sad day...
The saddest thing about this thing is that your idea is [link] to happen.. sad sad day...
5:06AM on 02/09/2010
So funny how you nerds still find the energy to rant about all the rebooting and sequeling. IT WILL NEVER STOP! So live with it. And by the way. Mr and Mrs Smith sucked and so did Hancock. So I don't care at all for this "franchise".
So funny how you nerds still find the energy to rant about all the rebooting and sequeling. IT WILL NEVER STOP! So live with it. And by the way. Mr and Mrs Smith sucked and so did Hancock. So I don't care at all for this "franchise".
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4:34AM on 02/09/2010

Let's reboot "Avatar" while were at it!

It's unbelievable but let's reboot films while they're still in theaters too! Better yet, let's redo "Edge of Darkness" because it won't make back it's budget ($80 Million) @ least here in the states! Might as well re-boot "Alice in Wonderland" just in case it doesn't do well. (I'm sure it will) Soon we will have "Spider-man" Version 1 coming out the same time as "Spider-Man" Version 2! I guess it's just a matter of time for that to occur next huh?! What a joke. Somebody please Smack the
It's unbelievable but let's reboot films while they're still in theaters too! Better yet, let's redo "Edge of Darkness" because it won't make back it's budget ($80 Million) @ least here in the states! Might as well re-boot "Alice in Wonderland" just in case it doesn't do well. (I'm sure it will) Soon we will have "Spider-man" Version 1 coming out the same time as "Spider-Man" Version 2! I guess it's just a matter of time for that to occur next huh?! What a joke. Somebody please Smack the people responsible for this already! I know others feel the same way.
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4:23AM on 02/09/2010

Fuck yes!

Reboot this with marmosets in the leading roles! EFF-TEE-WIN!!!
Reboot this with marmosets in the leading roles! EFF-TEE-WIN!!!
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2:59AM on 02/09/2010

Christ in a cartoon!!!!!!!!!!!

What the hell? It's a friggin' reboot infestation in Hollywood. Enough already!!!!!!!!!!!!! But hey, lets face it, the main reason MR & MRS SMITH was such a big hit was because of the then-rumors of Pitt & Jolie's relationship which didn't become official until AFTER the film came out. If Pitt/Jolie did a sequel, the tabloid machine would be so damning it would cause the sequel to tank right out the box-office. So in this case, perhaps a reboot is the best solution to this could-have-been
What the hell? It's a friggin' reboot infestation in Hollywood. Enough already!!!!!!!!!!!!! But hey, lets face it, the main reason MR & MRS SMITH was such a big hit was because of the then-rumors of Pitt & Jolie's relationship which didn't become official until AFTER the film came out. If Pitt/Jolie did a sequel, the tabloid machine would be so damning it would cause the sequel to tank right out the box-office. So in this case, perhaps a reboot is the best solution to this could-have-been franchise.
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2:05AM on 02/09/2010
2005? Yeah, we need to update that. That's from another decade! They were probably swinging clubs and rubbing shiat in their hair back then. And who the hell remembers who Brad Pratt or Angela Jolly are?

Now that I think of it, are they ever going to remake that Avatar movie? It's been out for 2 months now. They didn't even have iPads back then. Sheesh....
2005? Yeah, we need to update that. That's from another decade! They were probably swinging clubs and rubbing shiat in their hair back then. And who the hell remembers who Brad Pratt or Angela Jolly are?

Now that I think of it, are they ever going to remake that Avatar movie? It's been out for 2 months now. They didn't even have iPads back then. Sheesh....
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1:16AM on 02/09/2010

Just pay Cameron to make True Lies 2

Please?
Please?
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2:03AM on 02/09/2010
it will never happen since 9/11 destroyed that franchise.
it will never happen since 9/11 destroyed that franchise.
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1:11AM on 02/09/2010

Extra Tidbit

I love Angelina Jolie but Saved by the Bell wouldn't have been the same without Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
I love Angelina Jolie but Saved by the Bell wouldn't have been the same without Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
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1:10AM on 02/09/2010

It'll end up something like this:

TYLER PERRY'S MR.AND MRS JONES.
TYLER PERRY'S MR.AND MRS JONES.
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12:49AM on 02/09/2010

wow I had no idea about that extra tidbit info!

This has to be the stupidest waste of time I've ever heard!! Why is Hollywood so dumb? Why can't they just make a sequel? I know they would make their money back on it.
This has to be the stupidest waste of time I've ever heard!! Why is Hollywood so dumb? Why can't they just make a sequel? I know they would make their money back on it.
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12:28AM on 02/09/2010
What the heck, is with this reboot crap? ok I can see Dare Devil, The Punisher...but come on, Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Cant Hollywood pick something else to reboot?
What the heck, is with this reboot crap? ok I can see Dare Devil, The Punisher...but come on, Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Cant Hollywood pick something else to reboot?
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11:04PM on 02/08/2010

Goldsman

I hate Akiva Goldsman, I mean.... I actually hate this man. He's been behind some of the biggest turds in hollywood and I have no idea why anyone would ever hire him or allow his slanderous name to be added to their credits. I, robot; I Am Legend, two amazing pieces of literature turned into two of the dumbest films I've ever had the courage to sit through. I was gonna give Fringe a try, then I saw his name. I mean the guy WROTE Batman & Robin..... Can someone please fire this man from life
I hate Akiva Goldsman, I mean.... I actually hate this man. He's been behind some of the biggest turds in hollywood and I have no idea why anyone would ever hire him or allow his slanderous name to be added to their credits. I, robot; I Am Legend, two amazing pieces of literature turned into two of the dumbest films I've ever had the courage to sit through. I was gonna give Fringe a try, then I saw his name. I mean the guy WROTE Batman & Robin..... Can someone please fire this man from life
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12:51AM on 02/09/2010
dude how could you not like I-robot and I am legend? Fringe is an awesome show! you should give it a try!
dude how could you not like I-robot and I am legend? Fringe is an awesome show! you should give it a try!
2:10PM on 02/09/2010
I, Robot is the shit. Besides, Akiva just did some rewrites on it. Jeff Vintar wrote the majority of the screenplay & has story credit. I do agree with you that B&R was horrible.
I, Robot is the shit. Besides, Akiva just did some rewrites on it. Jeff Vintar wrote the majority of the screenplay & has story credit. I do agree with you that B&R was horrible.
11:01PM on 02/08/2010
I think its more an unrelated sequel.
Same theme, like the OF THE DEAD movies.
I think its more an unrelated sequel.
Same theme, like the OF THE DEAD movies.
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10:52PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4
SCREAM 4
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10:39PM on 02/08/2010
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9:48PM on 02/08/2010

This is FUCKING embarassing

Why are there NOTHING but reboots. What the fucking fuck!?!?!? Why would anyone be a part of this. On the subject, let's remake Avatar then?? Come oN!!!!
Why are there NOTHING but reboots. What the fucking fuck!?!?!? Why would anyone be a part of this. On the subject, let's remake Avatar then?? Come oN!!!!
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9:18PM on 02/08/2010
The title sounds like it would a horrible spoof of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Not that I care, only the first half of the movie was any good. Stopped caring when they stopped trying to kill each and starting killing whoever those people were. It's never a good sign when your audience starts falling asleep mid-shootout.
The title sounds like it would a horrible spoof of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Not that I care, only the first half of the movie was any good. Stopped caring when they stopped trying to kill each and starting killing whoever those people were. It's never a good sign when your audience starts falling asleep mid-shootout.
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9:03PM on 02/08/2010
My guess is this was a badly covered news by Vulture that was posted here. Probably not a reboot or a sequel but an entirely different movie altogether

The names are different, the characters are different and the plot will be different.

The studios are probably just giving this project a similar title to hook people in, but they are unrelated movies. As unrelated as "Once upon a time in the West" ... in America... in China... in Mexico
My guess is this was a badly covered news by Vulture that was posted here. Probably not a reboot or a sequel but an entirely different movie altogether

The names are different, the characters are different and the plot will be different.

The studios are probably just giving this project a similar title to hook people in, but they are unrelated movies. As unrelated as "Once upon a time in the West" ... in America... in China... in Mexico
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9:55PM on 02/08/2010
Vulture called it a reboot. Everyone else is following suit. I'd say the only reason they are calling it a "reboot" is because it's the same plot. But otherwise they have no leg to stand on. That's why I was asking the question, "Is this really a reboot?" Unless Vulture has their shit all mixed up.
Vulture called it a reboot. Everyone else is following suit. I'd say the only reason they are calling it a "reboot" is because it's the same plot. But otherwise they have no leg to stand on. That's why I was asking the question, "Is this really a reboot?" Unless Vulture has their shit all mixed up.
9:58PM on 02/08/2010
Similar plot would be a better idea. I wouldn't say it's completely different.
Similar plot would be a better idea. I wouldn't say it's completely different.
11:29PM on 02/08/2010
Smith: A couple of spies from opposite agencies get married without knowing about each others real jobs
Jones: A couple of spies get set up in a fake marriage after they graduate from spy training.
That's very different. Similar theme love/spy, but very different plot. Reminds more of the Tv series "Once a Thief" than "Mir & Mrs Smith"
Smith: A couple of spies from opposite agencies get married without knowing about each others real jobs
Jones: A couple of spies get set up in a fake marriage after they graduate from spy training.
That's very different. Similar theme love/spy, but very different plot. Reminds more of the Tv series "Once a Thief" than "Mir & Mrs Smith"
12:37AM on 02/09/2010
I always forget that in Smith, they got married on their own and it wasn't set up. Damnit! You win. :)
I always forget that in Smith, they got married on their own and it wasn't set up. Damnit! You win. :)
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8:53PM on 02/08/2010

sequel or reboot

no thanks to either one
no thanks to either one
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8:47PM on 02/08/2010
With the attention spans of moviegoers today, they probably have forgotten 2005 already. I'm sure they'll get Channing Tatum and Rihanna. Brett Ratner will be in the director's chair. Millions will see it. Put this and the Valentine's Day sequel out on the same weekend and count the idiots that line up.
With the attention spans of moviegoers today, they probably have forgotten 2005 already. I'm sure they'll get Channing Tatum and Rihanna. Brett Ratner will be in the director's chair. Millions will see it. Put this and the Valentine's Day sequel out on the same weekend and count the idiots that line up.
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4:25AM on 02/09/2010
You put me in stitches with Channing Tatum and Rihanna!
You put me in stitches with Channing Tatum and Rihanna!
8:10PM on 02/08/2010
please PLEASE finance something else! take a risk and make something good or bad but stop regurgitating on yourselfs!
please PLEASE finance something else! take a risk and make something good or bad but stop regurgitating on yourselfs!
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8:07PM on 02/08/2010
I'm glad Niki was smart enough to point out how the reboot is quite obviously happening because they want to spend less on a main cast. I thought Mr. and Mrs. Smith was overrated shit, so this should be an overrated shit reboot.
I'm glad Niki was smart enough to point out how the reboot is quite obviously happening because they want to spend less on a main cast. I thought Mr. and Mrs. Smith was overrated shit, so this should be an overrated shit reboot.
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7:54PM on 02/08/2010

Christopher Nolan...

You've created a monster.
You've created a monster.
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7:59PM on 02/08/2010
You're right, that's what happens when a bad reboot makes tons of money.
You're right, that's what happens when a bad reboot makes tons of money.
8:07PM on 02/08/2010
Hey Nolan just perfected the idea, he didn't create it.
Hey Nolan just perfected the idea, he didn't create it.
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7:50PM on 02/08/2010

bleh

Why not a sequel? I loved the first one and I can easily see a sequel. There are many possibilities. Brad and Angelina work very well on camera together imo
Why not a sequel? I loved the first one and I can easily see a sequel. There are many possibilities. Brad and Angelina work very well on camera together imo
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12:52AM on 02/09/2010
I agree!
I agree!
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7:49PM on 02/08/2010

I don't consider it a reboot or a remake.

I just consider it retarded.
I just consider it retarded.
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7:50PM on 02/08/2010
Lol perfect R word for this indeed
Lol perfect R word for this indeed
7:48PM on 02/08/2010

Blurg!

To quote Luke Wilson in Anchorman, "This is getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous!"
To quote Luke Wilson in Anchorman, "This is getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous!"
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7:47PM on 02/08/2010
Direct to DVD. Or Asylum presents Mr. & Miss Smithe
Direct to DVD. Or Asylum presents Mr. & Miss Smithe
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7:46PM on 02/08/2010
Why even bother with a reboot just call it a sequel.
Why even bother with a reboot just call it a sequel.
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8:04PM on 02/08/2010
Upon re-reading what I had written, I realized that I had called it a sequel. So I completely agree with you.
Upon re-reading what I had written, I realized that I had called it a sequel. So I completely agree with you.
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