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Barbarella's back!

04.12.2007

Drew Barrymore and writer John August (BIG FISH) tried to get a remake of BARBARELLA off the ground but were never successful. That, however, is not going to stop producer Dino De Laurentiis. He is starting fresh and has brought in Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (CASINO ROYALE) to write the script. De Laurentiis said he was impressed enough with Purvis and Wade's work on ROYALE to bring them in on BARBARELLA but didn't Paul Haggis write the majority of the shooting script? I'm confused. The upcoming remake will make Barbarella a "free, modern gal who survives in a futuristic world through her intelligence, fighting skills and sexuality." Jane Fonda starred in the original 1968 film and was considered quite taboo. Heck it featured an orgasmatron type torture device that could cause death by orgasm. The film was based on the French comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. De Laurentiis will work next at securing a lead actress and likely won't align with a studio until afterwards.

Extra Tidbit: 80s band Duran Duran took their name from BARBARELLA villain Dr. Durand Durand.
Source: Variety

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12:32PM on 04/13/2007

Fuck that shit!

I love 'Barbarella'. There's no way they'd be able to do a remake true to the original movie nowadays. She'd be a completely different character and all the sexuallity would be gone. Don't do it!
I love 'Barbarella'. There's no way they'd be able to do a remake true to the original movie nowadays. She'd be a completely different character and all the sexuallity would be gone. Don't do it!
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4:15PM on 04/12/2007

You don't have to watch it.


As much as I hate most remakes, you know you don't have to watch them right? And the fact that they're doing a new version doesn't make the original any less entertaining.

Granted, I would like to see more new shit coming out...but we can all just accept that that's not going to happen until people stop going to see the remakes.

As much as I hate most remakes, you know you don't have to watch them right? And the fact that they're doing a new version doesn't make the original any less entertaining.

Granted, I would like to see more new shit coming out...but we can all just accept that that's not going to happen until people stop going to see the remakes.
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2:02PM on 04/12/2007

UGH

No. No. No. No. No.

I suppose when a movie is remade from something that I've never seen before and therefore have no basis on which to judge it, I might be OK with it.

But BARBARELLA is one of the best crappy-ass movies that was ever made and has legs to stand on even 25+ years after having been released.

Ugh. Dammit. Another dream killed.
No. No. No. No. No.

I suppose when a movie is remade from something that I've never seen before and therefore have no basis on which to judge it, I might be OK with it.

But BARBARELLA is one of the best crappy-ass movies that was ever made and has legs to stand on even 25+ years after having been released.

Ugh. Dammit. Another dream killed.
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