‘Charlie’s Angels’ Will Ascend Again in New Elizabeth Banks Project (But Why?)
If you thought a failed 2011 ABC remake of a pair of successful blockbuster movie adaptations of an iconic 1970s TV series was the last you'd see of Charlie's Angels, you had better think again.
Elizabeth Banks will direct a brand new treatment of the crime-fighting franchise, Sony Pictures announced as part of CinemaCon at Las Vegas last night (April 12). The Angels story centers on three recent police academy graduates who find work as private investigators at Townsend Agency, and most famously cast Farrah Fawcett as Jill Munroe in the original series and featured Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore in the early-aughts film reboots.
The news serves as mounting evidence that Banks has a new taste for reboots. She'll star as famously wicked witch Rita Repulsa in the forthcoming remake of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
And Sony had plenty more to say at the unveiling — in addition to the announcement of the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set for release in July 2017, the company revealed plans for a new Smurf feature called The Lost Village, which will star Demi Lovato as Smurfette. And in the event 22 Jump Street wasn't enough to sate action movie-fans, Sony announced there's a third installment of the series on the way, which will crossover with Men In Black's universe. The working title? MIB 23, naturally. Okay!
Are you interested to see a new iteration of Charlie's Angels, or is the franchise played out? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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