Robert Luketic To Tackle ‘Barbarella’?
Posted by Brian on 06/02/2009
Oh boy. I was really excited about this project, but then hopes for a Robert Rodriguez-directed, Rose McGowan-starring Barbarella remake vanished into thin air. With a budget swelling past $80 million, Rodriguez searched for alternate funding.
“It came to the point where [a company from] Germany offered us a $70 million budget, but I had to shoot it in Germany and post it in Germany. Nothing against Germany, but I have five kids and I was like, ‘God, I don’t know if we can do that. I don’t know if I can be away that long.’ Rodriguez reluctantly said no and moved on to other projects.
Lately however, Robert Luketic (Monster-In-Law, Legally Blonde) has been working with Dino De Laurentiis’ company to develop the picture at a different studio with an eye on making it “a big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist.” Beyond that details are scarce. Bleh. I really don’t want to see Reese Witherspoon in Jane Fonda’s role. Or god, Jennifer Lopez. Though her body would look amazing in the space clothes. Hmm.