Ever wondered what a "female-driven" Bond film would look like? We've talked about it in the past, and while they haven't quite followed through with our idea, at least it's something.
The producers behind Bond (Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson) are teaming up for a new espionage/assassin thriller – with none other than Blake Lively playing the lead (via the Hollywood Reporter).
Even better, Reed Morano (who recently helmed three episodes of the Handmaid's Tale) is set to direct.
The movie – The Rhythm Section – is based on a novel by Mark Burnell, and follows Stephanie Patrick, a woman who becomes an assassin to get revenge on the people responsible after her family is killed in an airplane crash.
Broccoli and Wilson, of EON Productions, said: "It is exciting for us to be working with the immensely talented team of director Reed Morano and actress Blake Lively, who have a strong vision for this very compelling story driven by a female protagonist."
Meanwhile, production company IM Global commented: "In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so many of the current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called 'kick-ass' female leads on their head.
"To be bringing such a fresh, realistic, and bold international thriller to the big screen with EON Productions, Reed and Blake is an exciting proposition for us all at IM Global."
While you wait for this movie to be made, go and binge The Handmaid's Tale.