While McG is off determined to ruin James Cameron’s back catalogue by turning True Lies into a TV series after making it work for Lethal Weapon, his disastrous turn on Terminator: Salvation can’t be forgotten, nor can the incoherent double whammy that were his breakout films Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
Those two films grossed a combined $519m in global ticket sales but were quite pricey to produce, the 200 original was a $93m production and the 2003 follow up $120m, both before publicity and marketing costs. For Sony Pictures, they would’ve just broken even but with the less than stellar reaction to Full Throttle in particular – a third sequel was never made.
Never say die to a franchise, though. With the global juggernaut that is Wonder Woman and Sony still wanting to make this work, Narcos creators Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard have been tapped to re-write an existing reboot script by Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Other news around this campfire is that Sony is looking at Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper, The Clouds of Sils Maria) and Lupita Nyong’o (Twelve Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as two of the three leads in the new movie which is slated for release in June, 2019.