Smith said, "Who the f**k is going to go and see a Pink Panther movie that doesn't have Peter Sellers in it?"
But the Clerks director insists he didn't meant to deter fans from giving the film a chance.
He says, "I am not 'furious' that Steve Martin's been cast, nor do I 'hope fans remain true to the originals by boycotting' the remake when it's released.
"I may not check out the Panther remake myself, but I could care less whether or not anyone else does either."21/07/2005 09:20