In the midst of countless reboots and remakes, one other film that’s been slowly and quietly headed to a cinema near you is Charlie’s Angels — a reimagining of the original 1970s TV series. It was later turned into a couple of movies in the 2000s, which is where I’m sure the majority of you remember the property from. This time around though, the property will be helmed by a woman director in the form of Elizabeth Banks.
But before I go any further, it should be worth mentioning that this technically isn’t a reboot or remake. Instead, it’s a continuation of the original series…just 40 years later. The idea behind it is that, like any agency or company, in the decades that have passed, times have changed, tech has changed, and his operation has gotten a lot more modern to fit with the times.
“If you were rich in 1976, you only got richer,” Banks, co-writer and director, said. “Charles Townsend is richer than ever, so he’s grown the business into a global spy agency.”
In regards to the leading crew, here’s how the outlet describes the new Angels.
“His expanded roster includes the crew at the center of Banks’ story: Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card; Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), the ex-MI6 muscle of the group; and Elena Houghlin (Aladdin’s Naomi Scott), the MIT-trained scientist who, Banks says, serves as ‘the heart of the movie.'”
Most importantly here? Banks wanted to make sure the film was all about the teamwork between the Angels.
“It was important to me to make a movie about women working together and supporting each other, and not make a movie about their romantic entanglements or their mother they don’t call enough. When I’m at work, I don’t talk about those things. I get on with my job. It felt important to do that for the Angels, to treat them with the respect their skill set demands.”
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