TV News: BARBARELLA Remake Still Moving Forward

Written by Kris Heys Monday, 20 January 2014

TV News

The small screen BARBARELLA reimagining, which we first reported on way back in June 2012, might have finally found a home. According to Deadline, makers Gaumont International Television has done a deal with Amazon Studios, who will air the potential series (it’s still only at pilot stage lest we get too ahead of ourselves) through their streaming services.

Behind the scenes little has changed since we last updated on the project, with SKYFALL writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade still on scripting duties and DRIVE’s Nicolas Winding Refn as producer. No further details have been released, but with Gaumont International Television enjoying recent success with the likes of HANNIBAL and HEMLOCK GROVE, we expect they’ll be even more momentum with BARBERELLA soon.

But while we wait for an official announcement, let's discuss who you'd like to see inherit the iconic role. Ideas below please!

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0 #4 Beastlord 2014-01-22 13:23
Zooey DesChannel. In very tight leather.
0 #3 Andrew Marshall 2014-01-22 09:59
I never knew that! That would have been awesome!

I remember there were also plans for Rodriguez to remake Red Sonja with McGowan, which would have been just as amazing, but sadly came to naught. You take one role as an assault rifle-legged go-go dancer and suddenly you're a cult film queen!
0 #2 Kris Heys 2014-01-21 16:17
McGowan was actually connected to the role back when Robert Rodriguez was developing it as a movie in 2008. Actually came very close - sets were even built - but it ultimately got shut down. Shame.
0 #1 Andrew Marshall 2014-01-21 09:14
I could see Rose McGowan as Barbarella. She's certainly gorgeous enough, and has an aura of overt sexuality without seeming slutty. I would also say Eva Green for the same reasons, but I tend to suggest her too often because I'm so in love with her it's pathetic.

Hopefully discussions about possibilities Barabarllas won't come down to who you'd most like to see in the Excessive Machine.

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