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.


  1. Oh dear. That must be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard. To re-make a film that had no plot, was essentially a Playboy bunny clip for the 1960s..oh well…times like these, that seems to be pars for the course. Will she have such hot sex that the reel is going to literally burn up? No, wait, that silly trick he already did…

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