Get Smart Teaser Poster Debut
This is going to be one hell of a big comedy next summer. The buzz is already going crazy from Comic-Con and from the first teaser trailer, and when it actually gets nearer to its release in June everyone will be talking about it. Get Smart is a big screen remake of a 1960's spy TV show. It stars Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway among countless other great (comedic) actors. Despite all this good buzz for the movie, I'll be the first to say, this poster sucks! I appreciate good posters that play off of good comedy, but where is the design in this?!
Apparently the poster is referencing some of the old TV series promo photos. Despite the classic nature of it, it still looks terrible. The positioning is all wrong, there is no design or typography elements to it, just two people and a very small amount of text. They really could have designed a better poster, come on Warner Brothers!
In the all-new action comedy Get Smart, 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 "The Rock" Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the only other agent whose identity has not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). As Smart and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS' master plan—and each other—they discover that key KAOS operative Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his sidekick Shtarker (Kenneth Davitian) are scheming to cash in with their network of terror. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart—armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm—must defeat KAOS if he is to save the day.
Get Smart is written by Tom J. Astle (Failure to Launch) and Matt Ember (Failure to Launch) and directed by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Anger Management, 50 First Dates). It hits theaters next summer on June 20th, 2008.