WB 2008 Preview: Get Smart

Back in August we got a chance to sit down with Get Smart director Pete Segal (Read the interview here) and talk about Steve Carell, the rest of this impressive cast and remaking a classic from another generation. Since Comic Con though, we have heard very little about Get Smart, aside from rumors of re-shoots and extremely poor test screenings. Though, as the folks at Warner Bros. dish out some new publicity stills for us to share with all of you, we are still holding out hope. When you’ve got the guy who directed Tommy Boy teaming up with a cast that includes Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Borat‘s Ken Davitian and Terence Stamp, you’ve always got a chance at good comedy.

Official Synopsis: Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). Given little field experience and even less time, Smart–armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm–must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried (Terance Stamp).

Release Date: June 20, 2008

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