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In a civil society, there are few professions more reprehensible than that of hitman, cleaner, assassin, a job that, by definition, requires the death of another human being to exist at all. In real life, you wouldn't want to meet a hitman, let alone get to know one, but Hollywood hitmen are often far more interesting, engaging, relatable and...handsome, like Brad Pitt in his new movie, Killing Them Softly. Of course, it wouldn't be fair to dismiss Pitt's second go-round — the first being John Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith — as a contender for the movie hitmen hall of fame based solely on his looks, so we'll reserve judgment until Killing Them Softly debuts on Friday. In the meantime, help us determine what sort of competition Pitt's Jackie Cogan is up against by ranking the best movie hitmen of all time.
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 11.26.12 by BrentJS
Whether you love his movies or despise them, it's hard to deny that writer-producer Akiva Goldsman is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.
Sure, Goldsman is responsible for writing the disastrous Batman & Robin, which was recently named the "Worst Movie Ever" by Empire, but he also wrote the screenplay for the multiple Academy Award-winning movie A Beautiful Mind.
Goldsman continues to write (2009's Angels & Demons), but is far more active as a producer. He currently has The Losers in the can, is in post-production on Jonah Hex after a series of reshoots, and has more than a dozen other movies in various stages of development, including several high-profile comic book movie adaptations.
The latest Goldsman news has the prolific producer revisiting his 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which scored big at home and abroad, as well as had the highest domestic grossing of any Brad Pitt orAngelina Jolie movie. So a sequel seems like a given. Only, there's a catch: According to Empire, Goldsman will not be bringing back "Brangelina" to star in the new movie. Rather, it will have completely different characters and a new title, Mr. & Mrs. Jones. This time the movie's lead actors will play spies who must find a way to get along while pretending to be married to one another.
The Empire article is short on details and the writer does concede that the news comes from "Rumour Mountain." However, a complete reboot does make sense from a practical standpoint, considering the entire "hook" of the original plot (and all of the comedy) stemmed from Mr. and Mrs. Smith pretending to be a typical married couple, all the while hiding from each other the fact that they are both hired assassins. Now that the secret is out, a sequel with Pitt and Jolie wouldn't be much more than an edgier version of Hart to Hart. Another obvious reason to reboot the franchise rather than move forward with a sequel is to avoid the high fees that go with hiring the power couple to reprise their roles. Still, rumor or not, it seems like a hard sell without Jolie and Pitt involved. Posted 02.09.10 by BrentJS