A few months back we asked Steve Carell whatever happened to the “Get Smart” sequel that, by all indications, was ready to go?
The actor, then promoting “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, didn’t go into it, but did confirm that it was unlikely he’d be back as Agent Maxwell Smart again.
In a new interview with Collider, “Get Smart” director Peter Segal – whose new film “Grudge Match” opens Christmas Day across the U.S – confirms that the sequel was close to being a reality; Carell himself had written a script.
“It was very close. It was a very funny script. I think Get Smart was Alan Horn’s baby, when he was the head of the studio. When Alan left, I think the life of Get Smart the series left with him. It’s too bad that Disney can’t purchase the rights to that because I adore Alan, but maybe that will see the light of day. Who knows? Anchorman 2 got made nine years after the original. There was a version of that script ready to go.”
Besides the studio not exactly wanting it, a “Get Smart 2″ would be difficult to get up for another reason, I’d think, Anne Hathaway’s raging popularity and Oscar Winning status. I just don’t think a 99 reprise would be something she’d consider a priority right now. Having said that, even Carell’s busy enough not to to have to worry about one franchise falling through the cracks.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.