OK, hands up if you liked the first Charlie’s Angels movie with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz… it’s ok, I did too, you’ll not be judged.
Yeah, the second one was dire…. so dire that it looks like Sony are keen to resurrect the franchise but with a new cast. We’re not sure if this is a full reboot or a soft reboot with new Angels, much like the old TV series would do, where the cast would periodically change but what we do know is that Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks is in talks at Sony to helm it.
We weren’t fans of Pitch Perfect 2, but we certainly have a soft spot for Banks, so this could be a fun direction for the Angels.
With Pitch Perfect having taken ten times its budget, Banks is a big directing deal, so she’d be a high-profile director for the movie. Would it be presumptuous to assume that the movie will be a comedy/adventure? We think it’ll be played for giggles, but we could be wrong, the concept of three beautiful ‘agents’ who work for a mysterious billionaire and save the world, could be written to fit many tones.
What we do know is this, if it’s a soft reboot, we want Bill Murray back as Bosely.