Friday, April 20, 2007

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Smart

SlashFilm have an interesting piece on a Get Smart side project. Apparently, Get Smarter: Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control is a companion film to the main Get Smart. Both are shooting now - Get Smart due in cinemas next summer, Get Smarter on DVD just 10 days later.

Smarter's leads are two secondary characters from Smart - one of them played by Masi Oka from Heroes. This is their Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. I'm assuming they get up to all kinds of wacky and 'scene stealing' antics in Smart.

According to Peter at Slashfilm, Warners aren't going to promote Get Smarter until after Get Smart's opening weekend. That won't give them much of a run-in. And as soon as they do, surely people are going to use the DVD spin-off as a way of testing the water before shelling out ten bucks a pop to see the big brother film at the multiplex? And if it isn't such a great side dish, surely it will hurt the main?

No idea if Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway will be cameoing in Get Smarter, but I would sincerely hope they do. Seems unfair, otherwise.

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