Barbarella Remake Is Still Bringing Sexy Back To Sci-Fi
I’m excited by the idea of remaking Barbarella. Sex and sci-fi have been apart for too long. Look at classic sci-fi paperbacks from the 60s and 70s and the covers ooze boobs and skin. Heck, read some of the earlier work of sci-fi writers like Robert A. Heinlein and Edgar Rice Burrhouhs and they’re soaked in frequently naked, three-boobed women. Or take the original Star Trek with its scantily clad babe of the week. What happened to all of that?
Modern sci-fi is now bent on depicting a future which is polished, pure, and squeaky clean. Everyone dresses in boring coveralls and sex happens off camera. It’s not half as much fun. Maybe a T&A filled remake of Barbarella can change that.
Entertainment Weekly says the remake, once the first priority of Robert Rodriguez, is back on. Rodriguez dropped the project and most assumed it was dead, but now it looks like Dino De Laurentiis has brought in director Robert Luketic to take over the project.
Luketic is best known for his chick-friend rom-coms like Monster In-Law (which starred Jane Fonda!) and Legally Blonde, so he seems like a strange choice for something which, if they do it right, should be just a notch above softcore sci-fi porn. Rodriguez we could trust to turn in a gritty, tits and ass sci-fi flick. Hopefully the hiring of Luketic doesn’t mean they’re going to water it down.