Well, here is a movie that is sure to be tasteful! Robert Rodriguez is set to direct a remake of Barbarella, based on the Euro graphic novel by Jean-Claude Forest.
“Dino De Laurentiis came to me and said, ‘ “Barbarella” is a world where you are completely free to unleash all your fantasies, creativity and imagination — where the possibilities are limitless,’ ” Rodriguez said. “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.”
“Barbarella is the ultimate science-fiction adventure heroine: smart, strong and sexy, ” Dino De Laurentiis said. “In our vision, the future is female, and I can’t wait to introduce Barbarella to a new generation of moviegoers.”
Rodriguez is working with writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who are developing a completely original adventure for Barbarella. Purvis and Wade co-wrote “Casino Royale” and recently finished work on the next installment in the James Bond franchise, which has a working title of “Bond 22.”
The first filmed adaptation of Barbarella starred a young and ultra-hot Jane Fonda as directed by her then-beau Roger Vadim.
According to the Hollywood Reporter piece, Rodriguez chose the sexy spacefarer over directing remakes of THE JETSONS and LAND OF THE LOST.