When it comes to movie franchises that never achieved trilogy status but probably should have, McG’s Charlie’s Angels series is one that comes to mind (for better or worse). Both films made about $260 million worldwide in the early 2000s, and although the second one was received much less favourably by critics, it still seems surprising that they didn’t attempt one more. Fortunately, over a decade later, Sony has seen the err of their ways and now they are ready to give the Angels another go. McG won’t be at the helm, obviously, and instead it will be a female director calling the shots this time around. Elizabeth Banks is reportedly looking to make this one of her next projects behind the camera. Hit the jump for more details.
According to THR, Elizabeth Banks is in negotiations to direct a Charlie’s Angels reboot for Sony Pictures. Banks previously directed Pitch Perfect 2 and also a segment from the ill-fated anthology comedy Movie 43. No writer is attached as of yet, but her husband Max Handelman is on board to co-produce.
The previous Charlie’s Angels films starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, and it seems pretty clear that they won’t be returning. However, there is no word on whether Banks might be planning to appear in the film herself. Either way, the continued popularity of spy movies makes this a good fit right now (even if they are technically private investigators). Let’s just hope it turns out better than the 2011 TV reboot, which lasted just four episodes before being cancelled. Are you game for a new Charlie’s Angels movie?