If you haven’t heard the rumours about a potential Charlie’s Angels reboot, then get ready to be excited. Or if you have heard the rumours, there’s still ground to get excited as Drew Barrymore basically just confirmed the news. Well, kind of.
It was reported recently that Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct a remake of the hit franchise which started off life as a TV series in the 1970s and skyrocketed to the top of the Box Office when the it was made into a movie in 2000. Starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Lui, the action flick was a huge hit, however the sequel Full Throttle failed to have the same impact in ratings.
There was also a TV show created a few years ago starring Minka Kelly, however only four episodes were filmed before the show was axed. Ever sincestarred in the original series, there has been a cult following for the franchise, but what it just might need is an exciting new director to really shake things up. And Elizabeth Banks is certainly the lady for the job.
Fresh from huge success with Pitch Perfect 2, Elizabeth Banks – who is also known for her role in The Hunger Games – seems to have all the credentials to bring Charlie’s Angels back to life, and to have a female director take control of the blockbuster would be a huge boost to females in Hollywood too.
Although all of this is just speculation right now, Drew Barrymore’s latest comments have given us serious hope that it all might be true.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Drew said:
“Everyone’s life is in a very distinct place. And movies are not the universe of a bunch of people who were involved in making the first two. So it’s tricky, but we talk about it very seriously.”
She then joked, “I’m like, ‘We’d better do this before we’re all in a wheelchair, because that’s more like the Naked Gun version.'”
Although she didn’t directly confirm that this film will be taking place, her comments are alot more positive than what Cameron Diaz had been saying previously. The actress initially shot down rumours that a reboot would involve them in an interview with Hollywood Life:
“You know, I don’t know if we will do it, because we played the movie as we were the new crop of Charlie’s Angels. We never tried to pretend we were the other girls, it just might be time for a new crop of girls.”
It sounds like a new director could have changed Cameron’s mind though and we have high hopes that the old cast will return!
By Amy de Klerk