Smart thinking

After years of thrashing through the Development Jungle, a remake of the cult spy TV comedy Get Smart has taken another step towards that life-giving green light.

Peter Segal, last seen helming the Adam Sandler-starring remake of The Longest Yard, has agreed to pick up the megaphone for the film version, which – if current plans are to be believed – will see Steve Carell playing agent Maxwell Smart, AKA Agent 86. Get Smart saw the bumbling 86 working for CONTROL, a CIA-alike US government agency dedicated to stopping evil organisation KAOS. Smart may not have lived up to his name, but he usually came though in the end. Think Johnny English, but with smarter gags. If Carell finds time in his busy diary to shoot the current script, expect to see CONTROL suffering from bureaucratic budget cuts.