Seems that Barbarella movie that got cancelled more than once is back to its “on again” status, but this time without Rodriguez/McGowan anywhere in sight.
Rope of Silicon shares:
The Hollywood Reporter brings word the film has now fallen into the hands of Robert Luketic, the unimpressive director of 21 and The Ugly Truth. Unknown scripter Joe Gazzam is penning the screenplay.
Such news is surprising to me considering Universal buried the project when Robert Rodriguez was set to direct the remake from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade with Rose McGowan set to star in the title role. Several rumors have been spread as to the reason that attempt fell apart from budget, a lack of faith in McGowan as the lead and filming location disputes.
So when Rodriguez lost the gig we all thought it was dead, but it was just dead to him.
Now its moving again, and I hesitate to use the word “forward”.
There was speculation that McGowan couldn’t fill the role of the sexpot lead that was clearly a paramount role for such a master thespian. I am sorry. Watch this trailer and tell me just why you might need anything other than eyecandy to carry this film??
This trailer makes it seem like this is nothing short of porn. I think if there is going to be a remake that it should be porn.
I’d watch that.