Inspector Gadget is usually aided by his niece, Penny, who is incredibly intelligent and relies on her own high-tech devices to solve cases. Gadget’s arch-nemesis is Dr. Claw, the leader of the MAD crime syndicate whose rarely shown outside of his arms, which are either covered in silver gauntlets or he has actual claw hands. Other main characters in the Inspector Gadget world include Penny’s dog, Brain, and Gadget’s continually frustrated boss, Chief Quimby. The first live action Inspector Gadget movie hit theaters back in 1999, and starred Matthew Broderick as Gadget, Rupert Everett as Dr. Claw (whose real name was revealed to be Sanford Scolex), Michelle Trachtenberg as Penny, Dabney Coleman as Chief Quimby and D.L. Hughley as the voice of the Gadgetmobile. It was met with mostly negative reception and only made $134.4 million off a $90 million budget. That was the only big screen Inspector Gadget outing, but Inspector Gadget 2 was released direct-to-video in 2003. With the exception of D.L. Hughley, the sequel featured brand-new actors, with French Stewart playing Gadget and Tony Martin playing a Dr. Claw whose face was never shown, just like his cartoon counterpart. It also received a tepid critical response.
"Sunshine." Cillian Murphy worked with leading physicist Brian Cox to learn all about advanced physics. This included touring the CERN facility in Switzerland and learned to copy physicists' mannerisms. Murphy ended up copying some of Cox's personal idiosyncrasies, such as his frequent hand movements. The actor also studied Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic The Wages of Fear (1953) to have an understanding of the type of suspense that Danny Boyle was attempting to create. Murphy has claimed that his involvement in Sunshine converted him from agnosticism to atheism.
With two decades having passed since Disney delivered the first Inspector Gadget movie, it’ll be interesting to see how this reboot will compare to what’s come before. The hiring of two Saturday Night Live writers makes it abundantly clear that the comedic tone will be kept intact, but will they stick close to the original source material or take the character and his supporting cast in a radically different direction? We’ll have to wait and see, and as with so many projects, it’s possible other writers will later be brought aboard to polish or even overhaul the story. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates concerning this Inspector Gadget reboot. For now, keep track of the rest of the movies coming out this year with our 2019 release schedule .
"Halloween." The Michael Myers face mask in Halloween is just a Captain Kirk/William Shatner face mask. They spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eye holes.