I understand wanting to make Barbarella again. It’s sexy, it’s in space; what’s not to like? And Hollywood isn’t exactly starving for hot A-list actresses to cast in the title role. It seems like it’s one of those movies that people want to remake so badly that it can’t go anywhere at all. There was an attempt back in 2007 with Robert Rodriguez set to direct and Rose McGowan to star but that fell apart when the studio and Rodriguez couldn’t decide where to shoot (the studio wanted him to shoot on a soundstage and I believe Rodriguez wanted to use his backyard which was made entirely out of green screen).
THR now reports that Joe Gazzam (great name) will write the script with Robert Luketic directing and producer Dino De Laurentiis pushing this project forward with all his might. I wonder if De Laurentiis wakes up in the morning and says “I will remake ‘Barbarella’ even if it kills me!” I really hope he says that.