Rejected 'Smith' Pilot Has Guns, May Travel
Brewster/Henderson pilot will look for a new home
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regency TV is shopping its "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" pilot, an adaptation of the big screen action smash that failed to make it onto ABC's schedule earlier this week.
The trade paper says that Regency and production partner Dutch Oven had a contract stipulation that if "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" wasn't picked up, it would receive an early release. Thus, other networks will get the opportunity to see "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" as early as next week to decide if ABC made the correct decision.
If it were to find a new network home, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" will retain its main creative components -- Simon Kinberg and Doug Liman, who wrote and directed both the pilot and the film -- as well as its stars, Jordana Brewster and Martin Henderson, who had the unenviable task of filling in for feature leads Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Like the movie, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" focused on married assassins-for-hire. The pilot was rumored to be one of the spring's most costly.