Elizabeth Banks in talks to direct another ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot

Female detective trio last appeared on the big screen in 2003's 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'

Another reboot of Charlie’s Angels is in the works.

Elizabeth Banks, who made her directorial debut with this summer’s Pitch Perfect 2, is in talks to direct and co-produce a new movie about three glamorous female private detectives hired to solve cases by a enigmatic boss named Charlie.

Charlie’s Angels started life as an era-defining TV series starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1981. In 2000 it was adapted into a hit film starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz, but the 2003 sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, proved less popular and a third film was never made.

A new Charlie’s Angels TV series launched on ABC in 2001, but only lasted for seven episodes.

The new Charlie’s Angels movie is in the works at Sony, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, and its producers are about to start scouting for a screenwriter. There is no word yet on who could play the new trio of Angels.

Elizabeth Banks’ Pitch Perfect 2 became a sizeable hit this summer, grossing over $285 million (£185 million) at cinemas worldwide from an estimated $29 million (£19 million) production budget. Pitch Perfect 3 has been confirmed for a July 2017 release though it is currently unknown if Banks will be returning to the director’s chair.