Is Halle Berry going to step into Jane Fonda’s futuristic go go boots and have crazy sex with aliens and robots for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming remake of the sci-fi (and campy) erotica “Barbarella”? Maybe, maybe not. That’s the word from the blokes over at Joblo.com, who heard it from some guy who heard it from another guy, who claims to get the news from his girlfriend from Canada who no one has ever seen, but he insist she exists. In any case, rather this is real or not, Rodriguez is in pre-production on the remake, and anyone who steps into the lead role will end up embarrassing themselves anyway. Hey, now that I think about it, Halle Berry would be great for the role!
Here’s the plot of the original:
The year is 40,000. Peacefully floating around in zero-gravity Barbarella (Jane Fonda) is suddenly interrupted by a call from the President of Earth. A young scientist, Durand Durand, is threatening the ancient universal peace and Barbarella is the chosen one to find him and save the world. During her mission, Barbarella never finds herself in a situation where it isn’t possible to lose at least part of her already minimal dressing.
In any case, this is a good enough excuse to post this totally gratuitous picture of Halle Berry: