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The story of a military officer who is brought into an alien war with the power to reset the day was a cool concept, and when you threw director Doug Liman (Mr. And Mrs. Smith), writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Tom Cruise into the mix, it seemed like a no-brainer. As we all know, the film didn't exactly sweep up at the box office (domestically), but it is widely considered to be one... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The film starred the pair as assassins working for different firms who pose as a married couple and both wind up being assigned to kill the other after a botched assignment.
The series will feature married couples who compete in a high-octane, high-stakes game which offers a twist on the reality competition format.
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- Garth Franklin
We’ve heard about a lot of movies getting turned into shows recently, but this idea sounds a bit crazier than most. New Regency and 3 Ball Entertainment are teaming up for a reality show based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the 2005 action comedy that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a husband and […]
- Angie Han
3 Ball Entertainment and New Regency, which produced the original 2005 movie, are teaming to develop and produce a reality game-competition version of the feature film.
Fittingly, in the vein of secret assassins, details are highly confidential, but the show will feature married couples that compete in a high-octane, high-stakes game that offers a twist on the TV competition format, producers say.
The box office hit, which brought in nearly $500 million worldwide, revolved around a married couple (Pitt and Jolie) who discover they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If only Brangelina hosted! Get out the knives and fancy suits, because Mr. and Mrs. Smith is coming to a TV near you. It was announced on Tuesday, June 23, that a reality series inspired by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's 2005 comedy is in the works. New Regency and 3 Ball Entertainment are behind the new competition series, which will film married couples going head-to-head in intense games. The companies also produced the on-screen blockbuster. Mr. and Mrs. Smith centered on John (Pitt) and Jane (Angelina), a [...] »
Unless you’re talking about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters or Toy Story 3, it’s usually not a good sign to hear of a sequel to a long retired franchise, least of all from a new, upstart director (just ask Jurassic World). This week however a director started a project that might even be an improvement on the original.
Deadline exclusively reported Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey) possible involvement in Bad Boys 3. David Guggenheim (Safe House) penned a screenplay for the sequel to Michael Bay’s 1995 and 2003 films, and the studio is hoping to move negotiations along quickly, as they plan to approach both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return.
We talked recently about Brad Pitt‘s involvement on a new project just bought by Netflix, but their top competitor Amazon has signed another major name: Terry Gilliam. Indiewire spoke with the cult director and Monty Python alum, »
- Brian Welk
It’s been 10 years since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie played house shoot-em-up-bang-bang style as a pair of secret — even from each other — assassins in “Mrs. and Mrs. Smith.” Since then, Irl there’ve been six kids, one Crayola wedding dress, and many other major life stuffs making them a lovey dovey pair for the ages, and finally (!!) the two are about to reunite for the big screen again with “By The Sea.” And yes, it’s another, um, complicated romance. But Brangelina has given themselves some big shoes to fill if they’re looking to give us some of their signature steam scenes because, even a decade later, these “Mr. And Mrs. Smith” scenes are still scalding hot. . »
Paramount Pictures and New Regency are making the film, which is reportedly a romantic drama, and is being directed by Zemeckis from a script by Steven Knight (Locke). The film will see Cotillard and Pitt play assassins in the film who eventually fall for each other during a mission in Casablanca. They marry, but soon Pitt’s character discovers that Cotillard’s agent is actually a double agent working for the German government. Think Mr. and Mrs. Smith but set in 1944.
Set to shoot next year, the film will travel to London, Canada and Casablanca during production. Cotillard will next be seen in the eagerly-anticipated Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender; Zemeckis’ new film, The Walk, debuts in the fall.
- Scott J. Davis
What would you say if I told you Robert Zemeckis was making a mash-up of Casablanca and Mr. And Mrs. Smith? If that sounds intriguing, then his next project may be right up your alley. Zemeckis' currently untitled World War II romance is shaping up to be an amalgam of those two projects. With Brad Pitt already set for the male lead, the film may have found it's leading lady in Marion... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
[Updated] Writer/director Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy, and a cache of great, supporting actors helped pull the extremely funny and well-reviewed Spy ahead of its early challenger, Insidious 3, for a $30M win. That wasn't a sure thing as the third installment in the Insidious series, which ended up with $23M for the weekend, in 3,002 venues, took an early, if slight, Friday lead over Spy. That's not unusual as horror fans tend to show up early to support their films, so on Saturday, Insidious 3 was a nose ahead with $10.4M versus $10.3M for the secret agent spoof. But, coming around the Saturday bend, Spy surged ahead for a dominant, American Pharoah-like finish. Coming in 2nd place was Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and San Andreas with $26.4M and a not-unreasonable -52% drop from its hefty $54.5M last weekend. Its domestic cume is perched to break $100M sometime today. Entourage, which was so buried »
- Keith Simanton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
“Tomorrowland’s” middling debut points to a nagging problem in Hollywood. As much as people claim they love fresh and unique movies, they’re more likely to shell out money for sequels and reboots.
Despite the combined star power of George Clooney and “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, audiences weren’t sure what to make of this fantasy adventure. The film opened to $41.7 million, and with a production budget of $180 million, plus millions more in promotion and distribution expenses, “Tomorrowland” looks like a money loser for Disney.
“‘Tomorrowland’ is an original movie and that’s more of a challenge in this marketplace,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s distribution chief. “We feel it’s incredibly important for us as a company and as an industry to keep telling original stories.”
Hollis is right that if Hollywood wants to replenish the franchise cupboard it will need to continue signing big checks in »
- Brent Lang
We're in the middle of a cyberpunk renaissance with heaps of new games and fiction along with Vr itself right around the corner, so it's no surprise that someone else is making a run through the matrix trying to get a Neuromancer adaptation made. Guess whose trying this time: Lucas Foster - the producer behind Mr. and Mrs. Smith. What a brilliant way to market a production.
UK based Gfm Films is working with a big Korean production outfit and they've got some financing and are looking for a director.
I would be solidly behind a Vincenzo Natali adaptation, but this.. no.
via Screen Daily [Continued ...] »
Screen reports that UK-based Gfm Films has been joined by Chinese media company C2M Media Group which has stepped up with financing for the project. The pair will now co-develop and produce the film with the first priority being the hiring of a new writer and director.
Several people have been previously attached to the project, most notably Vicenzo Natali ("Cube") and Joseph Kahn ("Torque"). At present, the only linked name is producer Lucas Foster ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith"). »
- Garth Franklin
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are heading back to the big screen! It was announced on Thursday, May 7, that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's movie By the Sea will hit theaters on Nov. 13, 2015. By the Sea is a drama romance based in the mid-1970s in France, according to IMDb. Former dancer Vanessa (Jolie) and her husband Roland (Pitt) go through ups and downs while traveling the country together. "This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to [...] »
Husband and wife team Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who first worked together on Doug Liman's smash spy thriller "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," are back together on-screen in the relationship drama "By the Sea," which Universal Pictures has slated for awards-friendly release on November 13, 2015. International markets will follow. Writer-director-producer Jolie Pitt is following up her Christmas 2014 Universal release "Unbroken." This time she stars in the film opposite Pitt, who plays American writer Roland, who arrives at a 70s French seaside resort with his wife (Jolie Pitt) to work on their marriage. They spend time with fellow guests, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud), as well as village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer). "By the Sea" is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. “This is a story about a »
- Anne Thompson
Jolie directed “By the Sea” from her own script. The film also stars Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. Pitt portrays an American writer who arrives with his wife (Jolie) in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France with their marriage in apparent crisis. Laurent and Poupand portray newlyweds.
The studio said “By the Sea” is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. Jolie and Pitt are the producers; Chris Brigham, Holly Goline (“Unbroken”) and Michael Vieira (“Unbroken”) are exec producing. »
- Dave McNary
A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of Shield" coming up just as soon as I can bench press a small hatchback... Last night, the various Hollywood trade sites reported that the would-be "Agents of Shield" spin-off would focus on Bobbi and Hunter, about which I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, a "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"-style show about bickering exes who do spy work together sounds like a lot of fun, Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood have been among the highlights of this second season of "Shield," and "Shield" could stand to have fewer moving parts. (The focus on the two characters, rather than the one-size-fits-all approach of "Shield," is one of the reasons the new show sounds so promising.) On the other, I enjoy those two so much more than so many of the people who would be sticking around the parent show that I wonder if »
- Alan Sepinwall
Two of the best additions to the cast of "Marvel's Agents of Shield" in its second season are set to leave the show for the upcoming spin-off series.
The characters are former husband and wife who have let sparks fly in an on again/off again relationship on the show, something which will likely be carried over to the new show and give it more of a vibe along "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" lines.
The current second season of 'Shield' will include elements that are setting up the spinoff which Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski will write and executive produce. The network won't formally green light the project until the script comes in, but if it does then Zbyszewski will likely serve as show runner. »
- Garth Franklin
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next project, Africa. We first reported on this project back in Septmeber, when the director teamed with Skydance Productions for the drama, which is based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight against elephant poachers in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently worked together on By the Sea, which marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort and the first time they will be seen on screen together since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the screenplay for Africa, which centers Richard Leakey's quest to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. Before he took on poachers, Richard Leakey made a name for himself as a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man. Skydance has »
Kerry Washington is killing it these days. But you already knew that. She’s become a cultural icon as Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, and consequently one of the most visible actresses in Hollywood. But where was she before she was a card-carrying member of Shondaland?
For the most part, she was “that girl in that movie.” You couldn’t really place her. But now, her small roles in movies you’ve seen but never recognized her in mean so much more. In fact, now she has the clout to retroactively add star power to any movie. Namely, these five movies you forgot Kerry Washington was in. (Note: we’re skipping the ones no one you know has probably ever heard of.)
Little Man (2006)
[Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]
- Tara Aquino
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