Robert Rodriguez to Direct the "Barbarella" Remake

by | May 22, 2007 | Comments

Forget those "Jetsons Movie" rumors for a little while and start wondering what this means to "Sin City 2." Robert Rodriguez just signed a deal to direct Dino De Laurentiis‘ long-discussed "Barbarella" remake.

Universal wants the movie ready for release some time in 2008, so it looks like Mr. Rodriguez will have to get moving pretty quickly on this project. He’ll be collaborating with "Casino Royale" screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to modernize the classic French comic book character.

Jean-Claude Forest’s comic was adapted into a 1968 Roger Vadim film that starred a very young and very adorable Jane Fonda. No word yet on who’ll be playing the title character this time around, but R.R. is known for his taste in leading ladies, so let’s just wait and see. (For a while there, it looked like the gig belonged to director Peter Webber, but it seems like it’s all Rob’s now.)

"I love this iconic character and all that she represents, and I’m truly excited by the challenge of inviting a new audience into her universe," is what Rodriguez had to say. De Laurentiis echoes the sentiments: "In our vision, the future is female, and I can’t wait to introduce ‘Barbarella’ to a new generation of moviegoers."

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

crime thriller A&E Infographic adventure Character Guide ABC Photos El Rey SDCC WGN Universal Country Fantasy 45 DC Comics Warner Bros. war docudrama Comedy Central TNT DirecTV cinemax Set visit Pop Lionsgate police drama Mary Tyler Moore CBS RT History Comic Book Valentine's Day TCA talk show CNN Food Network Paramount Horror Super Bowl LGBTQ Nominations Amazon cats Winter TV Martial Arts Star Trek travel BBC America 2017 E! The CW Mystery Reality HBO Toys Spring TV TV Summer Premiere Dates dramedy crime drama politics TBS serial killer TCA 2017 Box Office singing competition Red Carpet Freeform Writers Guild of America ITV aliens Comedy TruTV Watching Series BET Sneak Peek USA The Arrangement transformers Action Drama Reality Competition Fall TV Starz biography MTV Interview YA ABC Family NBC FOX Sundance Trivia Polls and Games political drama sitcom MSNBC 2016 cops Tumblr technology supernatural Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt X-Men CMT Calendar Tomatazos Esquire Ellie Kemper Holidays Oscars Biopics IFC Marathons Mindy Kaling 24 frames Masterpiece Showtime PaleyFest zombie Countdown Musicals Logo period drama AMC OWN Best and Worst Crackle 2015 BBC SundanceTV based on movie Sci-Fi Netflix Disney Channel Nat Geo Pirates discovery VH1 Fox News historical drama cooking Awards PBS TIFF Opinion Animation comiccon Bravo Syfy NYCC GLAAD science fiction crime Year in Review psycho Teen social media Musical Superheroes First Look Rock boxoffice Thanksgiving GIFs GoT President Adult Swim Rom-Com TCM Emmys vampires Certified Fresh FXX American Society of Cinematographers harry potter VICE Marvel Dark Horse Comics composers TV Land what to watch Disney FX Schedule Lifetime Grammys TLC Cosplay Winners Music History Extras Cartoon Network Hulu Rocky Kids & Family Podcast Star Wars APB diversity DC Universe Election 007 sports E3 ESPN Trailer CBS All Access thriller Nickelodeon Ghostbusters Video Games