Sony Pictures Pushes The Reboot Button On Classic Blockbusters
Sony Pictures is all set to give Hollywood back its blockbusters. From a vast collection of ingenious flicks, it will reboot a few, and we simply cannot contain our excitement.
The Bad Boys 3
The Bad Boys movies featured Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. The two installments of this blockbuster intensely packed with terrifying action sequences, catastrophic explosions, adventurous yet perilous car races, and obnoxious crimes. In both its ears 1995 and 2003 the franchise grossed more than 300 million dollars worldwide. Since the high octane drama was so lucrative there were always plans to continue the merchandise. However, due to the unavailability of creatives and actors at different tenures, the plans never saw daylight.
Irrespective of their critical reception blockbusters are brought back to turn in cash; however, there will be a large gap between two parts of this movie since the last part aired more than 15 years ago the relevance of the upcoming addition is highly dubious. The franchise has a massive fan following so if Columbia pictures eventually greenlights this project it will attract masses regardless. However whether this movie will be able to continue the legacy of its ancestors by equally stunning visuals, densely packaged brawl sequences, rapid-fire action, and brisk movements, is all a matter that will unfold with time. While Smith has already been brought on board, Lawrence is yet to confirm his appearance in the movie. The tentative date of hearing is somewhere in January 2020, and the crew behind it includes Chris Bremner and Adil El Arbi. Bilall Fallah is likely to direct the film.
22nd Jump Street
Women have taken over. And this is something the 21 Jump Street does not shy away from mentioning. Rodney Rothman is all set to write and revive the cult comedy back with an entirely female cast.
“We think that there’s something fun about keeping that irreverent spirit of Jump Street but maybe having it be told through a female undercover cop point-of-view. We’ve had enough male buddy comedies. The script is really funny and has a freshness to it,” she said.
Thankfully laid-back men galas are now getting essential gender swaps with their reboot. The Ghostbusters and Ocean’s Eight are living successful examples of this idea. What rearranging the gender set up does is, it keeps the nostalgic essence intact along with rendering sentiments of acknowledgment and evolution. There is no space for regressive stereotypes in this era, and the reboot of 22nd Jump street will only reinforce this idea.
To start with, there were actually plans for a Men In Black and 21 Jump Street merger. But thankfully the male frenzy ideas were shelved, scrapped and thrown up the knacker’s yard.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, since 2015, has also been planning to bring back the queenly fan beloved crime drama film franchise. The couple Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks has been signed to oversee the project. The duo has assumed the roles of both, the film’s directors and producers.
Charlie’s Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the 70s,” Banks said. “This film honors the legacy of Charles Townsend and his agency while introducing a new era of modern and global Angels. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi, and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world.”
The movie which is all set to release on 27th September next year has created a lot of hype with its amazing star cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. In a more recently developed the upcoming revival is now making headlines as popular sensations Noah Centineo and Sam Claflin have also been signed up for the movie as love interests of the main leads. We’re really hoping for Noah to be paired up against Stewart, they would honestly make an adorable pair. But the details of Centineo’s character have been kept under the wraps. This hints towards potential surprises that can arise out of his performance. Can it be? Will Noah be the bad guy? Well, we cannot assume things for now but Charlie Angels do not really have a sound reputation for its straightforward storytelling.