God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

According to this article over at CinemaBlend.com, Dino De Laurentis is talking about doing a "new" Barbarella flick. Not a remake, sayeth the Dino, but a "completely new" film.

Now, I'm figuring that most of you know the film I mean. For those that don't, let's start by saying that most big stars have made at least one film that they wish they could take back. Sean Connery must kick himself at least once a week for ever agreeing to do Zardoz, for example. Barbarella is like that for Jane Fonda. Based off of a French comic book, Barbarella is a 40,000-years-in-the-future flick about a government agent chick sent on a mission to save the galaxy, and, along the way, keeps losing her clothes, getting laid, and generally fooling about, all while trying to track down the evil Duran-Duran.

Needless to say, we're talking about a lot of sex...but we're also talking about a film form '68. Thus, the nudity is never very obvious (apart from a couple of butt shots) and all the sex is off-camera, between scenes. The film is campy beyond belief, and that is it's charm (if it has any, these days). Can you imagine what the movie industry will do in making a "completely new Barbarella" these days? The mind shudders. Christ, it'll just be BAD; they might as well get Uwe Boll to direct.

Luckily, the chances of this actually getting off the ground are small.

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