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Barbarella lives?

05.28.2009

Robert Rodriguez had put substantial time and effort into developing a BARBARELLA remake, but left the project when it would've required filming in Germany (and considering the guy literally has his own studio in his backyard, that's probably understandable).

Most people assumed the update would endlessly drift in the void, but not so, says Moviehole. Their insiders claims that Universal and rights-holder/producer Dino De Laurentiis are currently meeting with new writers to breathe life into the healthy lungs of the saucy space vixen.

The project had originally been in the pipe with a $70 million budget and Rodriguez's main squeeze Rose McGowan in (and out of) the title character's skintight garb. What kind of cost and actress they're now aiming for is unknown.

The cheeky original 1968 erotic sci-fi flick starred Jane Fonda as an intergalactic adventuress dispatched to find a mad scientist, a mission that involves intermittent disrobing and copulation.

Extra Tidbit: Duran Duran not only took their name from the movie's villain, but also wrote a song called "Electric Barbarella" (purportedly the first tune ever officially made available for online purchase).
Source: Moviehole

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6:00AM on 05/29/2009
buddha:

De Laurentiis had nothing to do with CQ, other than producing a couple of movies that inspired it. Roman Coppola wrote and directed it. The financing came from his dad's company.
buddha:

De Laurentiis had nothing to do with CQ, other than producing a couple of movies that inspired it. Roman Coppola wrote and directed it. The financing came from his dad's company.
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1:01AM on 05/29/2009

i c q?

iirc, didnt de laurentis make CQ? a kind of barbarella style flick with the hella cool billy zane? it was a barbarella meets danger diabolique kind of romp, and also, iirc, the "angel" winged dude in the original barbarella was the guy who played the "bond-like" character diabolique. my brain is doing laps connecting these things somehow. it makes me want to dig out my copies of these flicks (along with the 10th victim) for an italian sci-fi movie night...i only give a neutral for now, as while
iirc, didnt de laurentis make CQ? a kind of barbarella style flick with the hella cool billy zane? it was a barbarella meets danger diabolique kind of romp, and also, iirc, the "angel" winged dude in the original barbarella was the guy who played the "bond-like" character diabolique. my brain is doing laps connecting these things somehow. it makes me want to dig out my copies of these flicks (along with the 10th victim) for an italian sci-fi movie night...i only give a neutral for now, as while the idea of a remake is intriguing enough for me, the rodriguez directing would be the icing on the cake, he would rock the place with this film, imho...
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