Warner Bros. Pictures have announced plans for a remake of the 1973 blaxploitation classic “Cleopatra Jones”.
Tamara Dobson starred in the original as an undercover government agent who used the day job of supermodel as her cover and an excuse to travel to exotic places – ultimately setting out to destroy the infrastructure of drug kingpin Mommy (Shelley Winter). She also was adept at martial arts and drove a Corvette Stingray equipped with automatic weapons.
Misha Green (WGN’s “Underground”) will write the script and produce the new film which will present the heroine as more of a female James Bond type. Green is also working with Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams on the previously announced HBO series “Lovecraft”.