As Hollywood continues its trend toward remaking everything cool, news comes that Warner Bros. is working with Misha Green (Underground, Lovecraft) on a remake of the 70s movie Cleopatra Jones.
The original starred Tamara Dobson in the title role of a government agent whose cover job as a supermodel allowed her to travel the world and fight bad guys. The story had her going up against drug dealer Mommy (Shelly Winters). The movie co-starred familiar faces Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas and Esther Rolle.
The trailer bills Jones as a female James Bond and apparently the update will play up those comparisons even more.
Green is set to write and produce the movie.
Hollywood is in a 70s blaxploitation mood, as there are also new versions of SuperFly and Shaft in development.
So, who would like to see play the new Cleopatra Jones and Mommy?