Robert Luketic Thinks He Can Do BARBARELLA Better Than Robert Rodriguez?

     June 1, 2009

barbarella_movie_image_jane_fonda__7_.jpg that Universal and producer Dino De Lauretiis seemed to be going ahead with their remake of “Barbarella” without the aid of director Robert Rodriguez.  In case you don’t remember the details let me boil it down for you:  Rodriguez had a vision and a set in Germany was not a part of it.  There was also a little matter of the “Barbarella” budget so, long story short, Rodriguez bowed out.  I’m sure that the eight other projects he has in development will distract him…

Today it seems that the sadly Rodriguez-less remake is one step closer to becoming a reality. is reporting that Dino De Laurentiis has met with a replacement director for the revamped (emphasis on vamp) “Barbarella”.  So who could the producer find that could possibly compete with the man who made “Sin City”?  How about the man who made “Monster In-Law” and “Legally Blonde”?

A source that is “close to the project” is quoted as saying that director Robert Luketic is working with De Laurentiis (who owns the rights to the 1968 original starring Jane Fonda) and that the film may be destined for a studio other than Universal.

“It will be a big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist,” said the source.

This description is totally different from the original “Barbarella”, which was a big, sexy adventure with an intergalactic twist.  See why the film needs to be updated?  Nope, neither do I.  At least with Rodriguez in charge we were sure to get a version of “Barbarella” that paid creative homage to the original.  Luketic, by comparison, has more of a PG approach to film making which would seem to be at odds with Barbarella’s mission of achieving as many orgasms as possible.

Around The Web

Latest News

July Box Office Predictions: Will More Weekends Continue to Propel 2015?

Paramount and Universal fight for the top spot with franchise fare.

Zack Snyder Defends MAN OF STEEL Ending; Teases Batman Connection and Brainiac

Ben Affleck reveals how the Metropolis destruction affected Bruce Wayne.

Friday Box Office: Holdovers Still in Charge as TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL Stumble into Holiday Frame

Despite solid Wednesday starts, this weekend’s two new releases will not overtake 'Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’ over the July Fourth weekend.

Kevin Spacey & Adrien Brody Talk Directors, Collaboration at Jameson First Shot

The short film competition this weekend announced its three winners: Stephan Tempier, Mark Middlewick & Travis Calvert

Our Favorite “AMERICAN” Movies

With “American” in the title, it can’t be bad.

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Haleigh, Matt, and Dave single out their picks for best Disney Animated villains, ranging from Snow White's Evil Queen to Hercules' sassy ruler of the Underworld.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>