Saturday, April 14, 2007

GET SMART GETS SMART

Shooting on the new Get Smart movie has gotten under way in LA and I read that eventually there will be some shooting done up in Montreal of all places. And they released some press photos showing Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway together as Maxwell Smart and 99.

Also, read on Aint It Cool News that Mel Brooks and Buck Henry have been added as creative consultants for the Get Smart movie and this is good news, because one of the major beefs was that these two originals from the Get Smart TV series weren't consulted for the movie version up until now. Anyway, it sounds like this movie is at least trying to be good. Or maybe they're simply trying to rescue this project. Who knows.

I wonder what series they are going to put on the silver screen next. All in the Family?! Cheers?! Baretta?! Gilligan's Island!?! Actually, I read someone is trying to bring back Sanford and Son and put it in theaters. I have no idea what to think of that idea.

By the way, I am reading Roger Ebert's book of negative movie reviews, Your Movie Sucks, and he just trashed some of these movies that started out as TV shows. It seems obvious that this guy doesn't watch much TV! Ebert actually stated in his reviews that he never watched a single episode of Charlie's Angels or The Dukes of Hazzard before viewing the movies! Not even one! Incredible.

To which I go, "you sure didn't miss much," but I'm digressing off topic again.

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