We reached the tipping point with remakes and reboots years ago, so it should come as no surprise that, as we hit the midway point of this decade, a lot of reboots are once again getting rebooted. Sony is doing it a second time with Spider-Man, and now they are planning to do it with Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the action-adventure comedy. She will also co-producer with her husband Max Handelman.
At this time, Sony is still searching for a writer to handle the story behind this all-new Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks made her directorial debut this summer, with the blockbuster hit Pitch Perfect 2. The musical comedy, which saw Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks reprising their original roles from the 2012 hit Pitch Perfect, has gone onto earn more than $183.7 million at the domestic box office. It is the number 8 highest grossing movie of 2015 in the states. And it has amassed a global total of $285.1 million.
Charlie's Angels was a hit TV series that debuted in 1976. It revolved around three female super detectives played by Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett. They all worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie. Along with the help of a very popular wall poster, Farrah Fawcett became a megastar off the success of the action-adventure series, and bailed after one year, with Cheryl Ladd coming in to take her place. Her character wasn't replaced, though, which allowed for Farrah Fawcett to show up throughout the duration of the series' run in guest starring arcs. Tanya Roberts would also later join the show as one of the revolving 'Angels'.
Charlie's Angels got the big screen reboot in 2000, with a feature film that starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. McG directed the movie, which was unique for its hyper-stylized action sequences. Columbia Pictures produced and distributed the film, which went onto make $125.3 million in the states, pulling in a global box office tally of $264.1 million. A sequel was quickly greenlit, with all the primary players returning in 2003 for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, with the exception of Bill Murray, who was replaced by Bernie Mac after some well publicized fights with the main cast. It wasn't quite as successful as the original, only earning $100.8 million domestically, with global grosses maxing out at $259.1 million.
At this time, it isn't known if Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore or Lucy Liu will return in some capacity, but the belief is that this reboot will introduce a whole new lineup of Angels. While Elizabeth Banks did have a small role in Pitch Perfect 2, it is not known if she will appear on screen in this next venture. The actress-turned-director had considered making the YA adaptation Red Queen as her directorial follow-up. That project is not mentioned by The Wrap. What do you think? Too soon for a Charlie's Angels reboot?