20th Century Fox is moving forward with what sounds like a reboot-meets-prequel of the 2005 action hit “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” reports NY Mag.
‘Smith’ had Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie playing a married couple who were both assassins from rival agencies who simultaneously receive orders to kill each other.
The new incarnation changes the name, its now entitled “Mr. and Mrs. Jones”, and essentially plays out like an origin story – following a pair of twenty-something spies set up as a fake married couple when they graduate agency training.
Fox opted for the reboot rather than a sequel due to the cost and sequel/spin-off potential of ‘Jones’. Akiva Goldsman will produce.