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Old 04-12-07, 02:26 AM
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Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

'Barbarella' back in action
'Royale' writers to revive character
By MICHAEL FLEMING

Jane Fonda was the original 'Barbarella' in 1968.

Producers Dino and Martha De Laurentiis have completed a rights deal that will allow them to reinvent "Barbarella," and the producers have set "Casino Royale" scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to pen the script.
The original 1968 Roger Vadim-directed fantasy was produced by De Laurentiis, who wrote the check to secure Purvis and Wade.

De Laurentiis recently completed a film rights acquisition deal with Julien Forest, the son of Jean-Claude Forest, author of the French comicbook series on which the film was based. Deal, made with Hollywood Comics principal Jean-Marc Lofficier and French agent Laurie Roy, calls for the reissue of the first two Barbarella books in concert with the feature, along with the publication of material that previously hadn't been translated into English.

"Barbarella is the ultimate science-fiction adventure heroine: smart, strong funny and sexy," De Laurentiis said. "I'm excited to reintroduce Barbarella to a new generation of moviegoers."

In the original film, Jane Fonda played the title character as a kittenish sexpot. That movie comes off as camp and dated by today's standards.

In the remake, the scribes will make Barbarella a free, modern gal who survives in a futuristic world through her intelligence, fighting skills and sexuality.

De Laurentiis sparked to Purvis and Wade because of the way they used Ian Fleming's early Bond novel "Casino Royale" as the basis for their script but updated it into a Daniel Craig vehicle that reinvigorated the franchise.

The "Casino Royale" writers just turned in their draft for the 22nd installment of the Bond franchise and will make "Barbarella" their next project.

De Laurentiis has set no timetable on when he'll seek a studio for "Barbarella." On "Hannibal Rising," he waited until the film was done before securing a distribution deal with the Weinstein Co. It's likely he will seek a studio partner once he has a completed script and a star.
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But will there be boobies?
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I'm there. Get Charlize Theron.

Or, but this is only if nudity is 100%, Jessica Biel or Scarlett Johannsen.
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I wonder if Duran Duran will be in this version.
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No boobies in zero G = No sale!
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I hope the artistic integrity of the original isn't compromised.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I wonder if Durand Durand will be in this version.
Fixed.


Please. Please tell me. Now.
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Yeah, I can see it now...people not familiar with the original movie saying "Hey, they named the character after the band".
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You know, I hadn't thought of that, TomOpus. That is gonna be funny (at first). Jessica Biel or Charlize Theron would be great. How is Anna Falchi looking these days?
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Just read that Kate Beckinsale is one of the names being mentioned for the remake. Probably nothing more than a rumor, but if true

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In youth-obsessed Hollywood, I doubt they'll cast someone over 30 years of age for this. They'll want at least the possibility of a sequel or two if it happens to take off.
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what does 'YART' mean?
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Yet Another Remake (or reimagining, rehash, whatever) Thread
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Yet Another Remake (or reimagining, rehash, whatever) Thread
got it, thanks Drexl.
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According to Variety, Robert Rodriguez will be in the director's chair for this (!):

Robert Rodriguez will helm the "Barbarella" redo for a 2008 Universal release.

The "Planet Terror" helmer is working with scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade on the remake of the 1968 film starring Jane Fonda as a futuristic mercenary. That version was produced by Dino De Laurentiis, who is producing the remake with Martha De Laurentiis.

Barbarella first appeared seven years earlier in a French comicbook written and illustrated by Jean-Claude Forest. De Laurentiis recently completed an acquisition deal with his son Julien (Daily Variety, April 12).

"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," Rodriguez said.

Dino De Laurentiis hinted at the flavor of the remake: "In our vision, the future is female, and I can't wait to introduce 'Barbarella' to a new generation of moviegoers," he said.

Purvis and Wade co-wrote "Casino Royale" and recently finished scripting the next installment in the Bond franchise, "Bond 22."
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

Had to look her up. The only thing she's been in that I've seen is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and I don't remember her in that. I'm guessing she was one of the Manson Family.
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

Keep the opening credits just like the original or no sale.
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

The original version is shit. Itís hardly the ďclassicĒ that some make it out to be.

Rodriguez is actually a decent choice for this type of cheese and Sweeney is a good replacement for Jane Fonda.
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
The original version is shit. Itís hardly the ďclassicĒ that some make it out to be.

Rodriguez is actually a decent choice for this type of cheese and Sweeney is a good replacement for Jane Fonda.
I like the original. It's absolute cheese, to be sure, but hardly shit. However, I agree that Rodriguez is a good fit for this, even if I'd prefer a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel.
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

Rodriguez isn’t involved anymore.
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

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Rodriguez isnít involved anymore.
Well, shit. I read that headline 10 minutes ago*! With the speed that directors have been dropping out of projects lately, Iím not surprised that it happened within those few minutes!

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I didnít realize the post was from May
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

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well, shit. I read that headline 10 minutes ago*! With the speed that directors have been dropping out of projects lately, iím not surprised that it happened within those few minutes!

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i didnít realize the post was from may
Spoiler:
2007


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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Spoiler:
2007





It just keeps getting worse!
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re: Barbarella (D: Edgar Wright) S: Sydney Sweeney

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It just keeps getting worse!
I've done the same thing not realizing when an old thread gets bumped.
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