A new trailer for the big screen adaptation of the classic comedy television series Get Smart has gone online. While the first trailer was more of an introduction of bumbling spy Maxwell Smart to a generation who might not be familiar with the original version starring Don Adams. This new one gives us a bit more about the story of how Smart, played to nearly deadpan perfection by Steve Carrell, comes to be the secret agent sent out to battle the villainous CHAOS (Edited to add: Errr… KAOS). You’ll have to click over to Apple’s site to see the trailer, as they can’t be bothered to provide embed codes.
When this film was first announced, I winced. Having grown up watching reruns of the original series, long before anyone had ever dreamed of Nick At Night, I couldn’t imagine anyone taking the place of Adams. But slowly, as details about the production leaked out I began to warm up to the prospect of a cinematic adaptation of the classic spy spoof. The casting of Steve Carrell is starting to look more ingenious with each new bit of the upcoming film we see, this new trailer reinforcing how he is making the role his own without straying to far from Adam’s portrayal.
The new trailer also shows that the folks behind this new iteration have a certain affection for the original series. Check out this screen grab (click to make bigger) from the new trailer below-
You’ll notice it is the same 1965 Tiger model sports car that Don Adams drove in the series.