Robert Rodriguez to Direct Barbarella Remake

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Fresh of the box office disaster of “Grind House”, Robert Rodriguez is jumping into more friendly fare — barely dressed babes in space, also known as “Barbarella”, the remake of the 1968 original starring Jane Fonda. Apparently producer Dino De Laurentiis himself came to Rodriguez to sell him on directing the science fiction remake, says the Hollywood Reporter. Now Rodriguez, whose past credits include “Sin City” and the “Desperado” series, will write the script with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, with an eye towards a 2008 release.

“Barbarella” tells the story of a female mercenary who roams across the universe of a distant future, undertaking missions that require physical fearlessness, ingenuity and sensuality. The character debuted in 1962 in a French graphic magazine written and illustrated by Jean-Claude Forest and was known for her many adventures, often involving sex. There also was a musical produced in 2004.

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  • http://www.sakura-reviews.blogspot.com/ diceman

    Wow, this is awesome news! And this won’t be another lame remake, but a completely new Barbarella-Adventure, or so I heard. I also think that Robert Rodriguez is the right guy for a project like this: he’ll include enough “weirdness” to make this a unique movie, yet he perfectly knows how to deliver some much-needed crowd-pleasing goods.

    Any info yet on the leading lady?

  • http://www.sakura-reviews.blogspot.com/ diceman

    Wow, this is awesome news! And this won’t be another lame remake, but a completely new Barbarella-Adventure, or so I heard. I also think that Robert Rodriguez is the right guy for a project like this: he’ll include enough “weirdness” to make this a unique movie, yet he perfectly knows how to deliver some much-needed crowd-pleasing goods.

    Any info yet on the leading lady?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Last I heard Kate Beckinsale was up for the role.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    Last I heard Kate Beckinsale was up for the role.