Director Elizabeth Banks says her Charlie’s Angels is a continuation rather than a reboot or remake, as first look photos from the movie are released.
Described by director and star Elizabeth Banks as “a continuation” rather than a full-on reboot of the classic crime fighting franchise popularized by multiple televisions series and two films, Entertainment Weekly has released first-look photos from the film showing the new Angels in action. The film stars Kristen Stewart as hard-partying wild card Sabina Wilson, Ella Balinska as ex-MI6 operative Jane Kano and Naomi Scott as MIT-educated scientist Elena Houghlin.
Indeed, the new movie is set to be more of a globe-trotting adventure in the vein of James Bond, a fact that was teased in a previous photo. The film takes place in Istanbul, Hamburg and Berlin, but according to Banks it’s not simply about hopping the globe. In fact, it’s really about doing a job as a team. As she explained:
“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.”
Charlie’s Angels, directed by and starring Elizabeth Banks, will also feature Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Noah Centineo, Sarah Bennani and Robert Maaser. The film is scheduled to be released November 15.