Sci-fi + Harry Potter director + Angelina Jolie = sign us up

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Angeline Jolie wants to star in Gravity—a space thriller from director Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)—instead of a sequel to 2008's Wanted, scuttling that last movie.

That's the report at New York Magazine's Vulture blog:

We've just heard the actress has pulled out of the planned Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel at Universal, and the studio has pulled the plug rather than recast the film.

As for Jolie, we hear she is now intent on starring in Warner Bros.' Gravity, a space thriller to be directed by Children of Men's Alfonso Cuarón from a script he wrote with his 28-year-old son, Jonás.

In the sci-fi movie, which will be produced by longtime Harry Potter producer David Heyman, Jolie will be by herself for much of the film, a la Sam Rockwell in last year's awesome indie sci-fi movie Moon. Jolie plays the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter.

We'd pay money to see that. Would you?

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