June 17, 2010 | 9:00 p.m.

‘Smurfs’ is not going to be ‘Citizen Kane’

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March 29, 2010 | 4:58 p.m.

Quentin Tarantino as Brainy Smurf? Think again

Rachel Abramowitz has been keeping us up to date on the 1980s-era revival with her report on the “Karate Kid” and another on “Red Dawn,” and today she’s got an update on “The Smurfs” movie. There are so many things to worry about in the world these days, but you can cross one off the list: Quentin Tarantino won’t be playing Brainy Smurf in the big-screen version of “The Smurfs” after all. “There were conversations about it, but it didn’t work out,” says Hannah Minghella, president of Sony Pictures Animation, which is making the movie with a blend of live-action and animation. “Quentin is such a fanboy that it was part of the appeal.”  Tarantino won’t portray the little know-it-all Smurf, but other notable names are l ining up with intense interest about joining the tribe of miniature blue imps. “You have no […]
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