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May. 5, 2009by:

BARBARELLA

Those of you who were looking forward to a big screen remake of BARBARELLA courtesy of Robert Rodriguez, bad news, it's not happening. Rodriguez recently spoke to MTV about it and turns out, he didn't want to have to make the film in Germany. When the budget bloated to about 80 million, Universal backed out but the only outside financing he could find after that was a German company that wanted everything to be done in Germany and he wasn't really having that. He says:

It came to the point where [a company from] Germany offered us a $70 million budget, which would have been by far the biggest budget I ever would have had for a movie. But I had to shoot it in Germany and post it in Germany. Nothing against Germany, but I have five kids and I was like, God, I dont know if we can do that. I dont know if I can be away that long.

And what exactly was he planning for the film? "We had all this artwork and screen tests of what it would look like. It was a really cool, R-rated, sexyalmost like that [1981 animated] movie, Heavy Metalversion of a Star Wars movie. Something that no one ever could get to see. It was gonna be really great." Sounds pretty great indeed. On the plus side, he does plan to release the artwork online so us fanboys can lap that shit up. Read more about what he had to say over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Raquel Welch turned down the title role before it went to Jane Fonda.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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4:15PM on 05/06/2009
R-Rod has a lot on his plate in terms of his next project, and this was one I wasn't that interested in so I don't mind it not happening. Everybody wants a sin city 2.
R-Rod has a lot on his plate in terms of his next project, and this was one I wasn't that interested in so I don't mind it not happening. Everybody wants a sin city 2.
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12:21PM on 05/06/2009

God Jane Fonda is hot

To bad she wasnt young today bc she would be the hottest owman on the planet and besides that she could actually act unlike some other unmentionables.
To bad she wasnt young today bc she would be the hottest owman on the planet and besides that she could actually act unlike some other unmentionables.
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9:30AM on 05/06/2009
Oh Robert, how soon we forget out roots. He could slap this fucker up for under $10million EASY, and it would kick ass. To bad he's had the luxury of bloated budgets for too long. :(

I'm fine with this tho, cause the first one was garbage, and didn't need to be remade.
Oh Robert, how soon we forget out roots. He could slap this fucker up for under $10million EASY, and it would kick ass. To bad he's had the luxury of bloated budgets for too long. :(

I'm fine with this tho, cause the first one was garbage, and didn't need to be remade.
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1:14AM on 05/06/2009
*sigh* What could've been...
*sigh* What could've been...
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12:16AM on 05/06/2009

So Another Remake Bites The Dust...

Big deal. I can't stand remakes. Only a select few are actually warranted. The rest are pointless at best. Make aq sequel, make a prequel, make a damn spin-off, but STOP with all the remakes. I can't think of anything more insulting to the original creators of some of the most classic movies of the last century than to have someone else come along and try to ape their hard work. Remakes are bullshit 99.9% of the time.
Big deal. I can't stand remakes. Only a select few are actually warranted. The rest are pointless at best. Make aq sequel, make a prequel, make a damn spin-off, but STOP with all the remakes. I can't think of anything more insulting to the original creators of some of the most classic movies of the last century than to have someone else come along and try to ape their hard work. Remakes are bullshit 99.9% of the time.
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10:41PM on 05/05/2009
I was on the fence about it but after reading what he had in mind..DAMN!!

Maybe someone will pick it up after the artwork shows up? Maybe??
I was on the fence about it but after reading what he had in mind..DAMN!!

Maybe someone will pick it up after the artwork shows up? Maybe??
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8:45PM on 05/05/2009

he's got better things to do

Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda... Now that's a catfight I'd pay to see.
Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda... Now that's a catfight I'd pay to see.
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8:20PM on 05/05/2009
Rodriguez needs to get on the ball with Sin City 2!
Rodriguez needs to get on the ball with Sin City 2!
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