Films That Gave Us 'Bennifer (II)' and 'Brangelina' Getting Rebooted

February 8, 2010

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That's right, Hollywood is going to take another stab at Daredevil and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the films with such sexually arousing flirt-fighting that the actors were helpless to resist becoming actual celebrity couples.

Deadline Hollywood has the story on Daredevil, explaining that the rights to the character will revert back to Marvel unless Fox cranks out another shit film every few years. Thus, the studio has hired on the writer of The Day the Earth Stood Still (Keanu Edition) to craft a script that will attempt to wash the flavor of Mark Steven Johnson's 2003 effort from our braintongues.

Meanwhile, a Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot with all-new Mr. and Mrs. is also reportedly happening. Not exactly a remake, the new film would "serve as an origin story about a similar but differently named couple, showing how a pair of twentysomething spies are set up as a fake married couple when they graduate agency training." All the natural Leap Year comedy of a pretending-to-be-married odd-couple scenario plus sexy action! And of course, to make it a proper reboot, I assume producers are already at work figuring out a way for the new cast to somehow bring another drawn-out public misery to Jennifer Aniston.

Should be interesting to find out if these gambles will pay off: will audiences of 2011 be able to digest the archaic, bygone concepts of 2003 to 2005?

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