If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, goes the axiom. Apparently, film director McG strongly believes it, saying he is not closing the door on a potential Charlie’s Angels 3.
Joseph McGinty Nichol, known professionally as McG, made the comments while talking up his upcoming Netflix comedy film, Family Switch,
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The director managed the 2000 film adaptation starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz, as well as the 2003 sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Both had underwhelming box office grosses for various reasons.
But McG remains undaunted.
“It would take a long discussion with those three wonderful performers, who I adore,” McG says. “I was very happy to see Elizabeth Banks take the helm and do what she did, which was fun. There always seems to be chatter about that. I’m very happy to discuss it with Drew and Cameron and Lucy, but at the same time, I’m very happy to pass the torch. I mean, I love the Tim Burton Batman movies, I love the new Batman movies. It’s just sort of like there can be a keeper of the flame and you can pass the torch.
“Who knows? Maybe we’ve got one left in us that tells a very compelling story if the opportunity presents itself,” he adds. “I love the three of them so much. They put me on the map. They looked out for me when I was a first-time filmmaker. I was very nearly fired off that film on many, many occasions, and Drew stood up for me and I’m forever indebted to her. And obviously, those are three performers where God broke the mold. They don’t make ’em like that. I mean, those are three special ones.”
McG’s vision was questioned at times by the suits.
“The movie was insane at the time,” McG says. “Amy Pascal would come down and go, ‘What? Am I supposed to laugh? Am I supposed to take it seriously? Why is there so much color? Why are they always dancing? Why is there so much music?’ I said, ‘Amy, you got to trust me. It’s all going to come together in the end.’ And to her credit, she trusted me, yes, but by the skin of my teeth.”
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