At the same time as Get Smart debuts in theaters, we’ll get a spin-off on DVD featuring 2 of the semi-main characters. This is an interesting approach, and if successful, I could see more plans like this. From SliceOfSciFi.com:
When the new “Get Smart” movie starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway hits the big screen this coming June 20th a spinoff featuring two of the the film’s minor characters will be released almost simultaneously on DVD.
Those two secondary characters being featured on the DVD aren’t minor actors, however. “Heroes” alum Masi Oka and Nate Torrence from the critically acclaimed, but short lived series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” will portray Bruce and Lloyd respectfully. They will be portraying those same two characters in the big screen feature as well but won’t be getting a lot of camera time for that bit.
Although we have yet to see Get Smart all indications are that it is an enjoyable movie. Both Masi Oka and Nate Torrence are enjoyable to watch (at least in their respective shows), and should be a great addition to Get Smart. I wonder if they will be able to carry their own movie. It should be interesting.