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GET SMART getting smarter!

Hey folks, Harry here... there's been some rumbles of some sort of fuck over going on between Warner Bros and GET SMART creative geniuses Buck Henry and Mel Brooks. Something about them being furious at how little they were being offered, etc etc etc... BUT - Today - ink went to paper and cash went to banks - and Mel Brooks and Buck Henry have been officially signed on as creative consultants on the GET SMART movie with Steve Carrell and Anne Hathaway. In fact - Carrell has already shot one joke scene that Mel Brooks wrote for his character in this film. With more to come, apparently from both Mel and Buck. This is, of course, very good news to all of us lovers of Control and the missions that Maxwell Smart and 99 go on.

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  • April 13, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by Lando Griffin

    as in what your mother likes me to do to her

  • April 13, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Awesome news

    by Nachokoolaid


  • April 13, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    very goood

    by PMcGoohan

    i like

  • April 13, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by bob oblaw

    i was getting a little worried about this project, so this is really good news!! HAIL MEL AND BUCK!!

  • April 13, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by Skin26

    Haha Fist!!......Moron

  • April 13, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    PLANT *

    by da-giez

    JK...:) Cool, would you believe.....

  • April 13, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Thank God!!!

    by KosherWookie

    NOTHING is as funny as Brooks and Henry when they're working together. Except maybe Brooks and Gene Wilder. Or Brooks and Reiner. But you get the point.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    "Creative Consultancy" = hush money payoff

    by Mullah Omar

    I'm guessing the producers think it's better to give these guys some cash to sit down and shut up rather than ignore them and have them run their mouths off to the press about how they could have improved the film.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Probably right, Mullah Omar

    by Phimseto

    Courtesy of Jeffrey Wells, I just read a bunch of stuff on the film that deflated all my enthusiasm for the film. It sounds awful. I'd like to think that Brooks and Henry onboard would be good, but at this late stage, I think you can expect it to be nothing more than hush money.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but Spaceballs and Robinhood Men in Tights SUCK!

    by kinghenryVIII

    I love ol Mel but I thought Spaceballs and Men in Tights - men in Tights in particular was shit. In my opinion, he peaked with History of the World, Young Frank, and Blazing Sad. I think he's funny as hell and very talented / creative but he's been kinda off for a while. The Producers was great but .... sorry ya'll. My opnion. He could turn this into something great - here's to hoping!

  • April 13, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Do they know what makes the young people laugh?

    by Garbageman33

    I kinda doubt it. Never good when you have 70-year-old men writing jokes targeted to teenagers. It smacks of the embarrassing uncle trying to be "hip".

  • April 13, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    When's the last time Mel Brooks was funny?

    by ron2112

    Can we safely say at least 25 years ago?

  • April 13, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    As long as Brooks is a consultant only...

    by jimmy_009

    ..I'm happy. I've got nothing but respect for him, he's a very funny guy, but his last couple of flicks were duds. Spaceballs is gold though, kinghenry. Not up to his classics, but still really funny.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by Err

    Mel Brooks is awesome.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Pizza The Hut

    by Dr Gregory House comedy 'gold'

  • April 13, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I liked Men In Tights

    by Jimmy Jazz

    It's not Young Frankenstein, but it was amusing. Dracula: Dead And Loving It sucked, though.

  • April 13, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    But Buck Henry...

    by Beldo84

    ...still got it, at least he did when he wrote the killer screenplay for "To Die For." Course that was 12 years ago.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Even if Mel & Buck "lost it,"they still deserve respect

    by SpyGuy

    ...for creating GET SMART in the first place. A GET SMART film without Mel and Buck is like a SPIDER-MAN or X-MEN movie without a Stan Lee cameo...Sure, you don't really need them/him to make the film, but why in hell would you want to?

  • April 13, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by Larry of Arabia

    You must not have watched a room of college students laugh throughout a Spaceballs / Blazing Saddles double bill, or seen a living room of High School students loose it during History of the World Part One lately.

  • April 14, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST


    by superninja

    Chances of this film sucking are now lower.

  • April 14, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Nothin' Holdin' 'Em Back Now

    by MarkoOhNo

    This should as good as could be hoped for.

  • April 14, 2007, 3:39 a.m. CST

    As much as it would fuel Harry's ego

    by skimn

    could this be the result of all the TB's that this project has created? Yes I agree that Mel Brooks, as much of a comedy legend, can pander to the "youth" crowd as in the rapping in Men In Tights. Be topical, just try to be "hip".

  • April 14, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    I meant

    by skimn

    just try NOT to be hip

  • April 14, 2007, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by DerLanghaarige

    Now I'm happy! Bring it on!

  • April 15, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Get s-MARTIN???

    by garypleace

    The only thing that surprises me about this remake is that Steve Martin isn't "starring" in it! Thank the Christ!!! ps whoever that "FIST" poster is, would he please get a life , stop jacking off at his terminal and leave this forum to people who really CARE about movies. You bitter and twisted soul - I hope you find happiness in SOME universe.

  • April 15, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I am easily confuse in my old age...

    by Napoleon Park

    and I am confused by the comment about "70-year-old men writing jokes targeted to teenagers." Um "Get Smart" was a show that aired approximately forty years ago (1965-1970) so the target audience nostalgic for this property is middle aged baby boomers. Sorry, punk ass kids, but this is not your movie, this is OUR movie. Now get your rap music off of my damned lawn.