Beep beep! Toot toot! All aboard The Magic School Bus! The yellow bus that takes kids on magical scientific field trips every damn school day (permission slips be damned) is getting a live-action remake, courtesy of Elizabeth Banks’ company, Brownstone Productions, and producer Marc Platt. Hopefully it goes better than Elizabeth’s Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Elizabeth will also star as ginger icon Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin in the original PBS TV adaptation, and Kate McKinnon in the recent reboot). Production better get working on a prosthetic nose, STAT. Or they can just re-use Nicole Kidman’s from The Hours.
When the latest film version of Charlie’s Angels hit theaters over the weekend, it flopped. Charlie’s Angels was made on a budget of $40 million and brought in $8.6 million in North America. Elizabeth Banks, who wrote, produced, directed, and acted in the new Charlie’s Angels, is aware that it’s been poorly received, and she recently had something to say about it all.
For what feels like eons, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey have been threatening us with this generation’s answer to Moulin Rouge’s Lady Marmalade. Well, keep a glass of water nearby, because you’re going to need to cleanse your palate from the bland bitterness of this Lady Ambien Chutney that MAL (No, that doesn’t stand for Miley, Ariana, and Lana. It stands for BAD) dropped onto eyes and ears last night. If you were late to work this morning and used the excuse, “Sorry, I overslept because I watched the industrial-strength sleep aid known as Don’t Call Me Angel,” I’m sure your boss hit back with, “Me too.”
That still of MAL sums the video up. Ariana’s neck and back are slowing breaking as she tries to bring the sexy while carrying ten tons of pony hair and feathers. Miley Cyrus is pooting out a cloud of manufactured edgy sexiness. And Lana Del Rey is trying to remember what strain of weed she smoked right before signing the contract, agreeing to this mess, because she’s never smoking that shit again.
At long last, the teaser trailer for Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot is here. And based off the two minutes and 53 seconds of trailer we got, it sadly looks like they only got about 10% of the disguises budget from the Cameron Diaz/Drew Barrymore/Lucy Liu films.
Elizabeth Banks spoke with The Hollywood Reporter alongside her husband and business partner, Max Hendelman. It’s the full-Hollywood interview, they talk about their life, how they met, blah, blah, blah, the industry, etc. Read it if you’re a Hollywood-aficionado and want to learn more about the behind the scenes politics of the entertainment industry. Like the high-octane information about the budget of movies? Hot.
Elizabeth also talked about some of the upcoming projects she has, including the new Charlie’s Angels-reboot which should be on its way to us soon. And Elizabeth said that it is very timely and will get into what a real highly-trained female super-spy has to deal with in the male-dominated world of super-spies.
When Charlie calls up his angels in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot, he won’t hear Lupita Nyong’o purr “Good morning, Charlie” through the other end of the speaker receiver. But he will hear Kristen Stewart moan, “Why haven’t you, like, learned how to text yet. Like, no one uses the fucking phone anymore.”