With screenwriter Joe Gazzam on board, Robert Luketic is attached to direct the sci-fi action-adventure which was once eyed to be a starring vehicle for actress Rose McGowan.
"Barbarella", a remake of the 1968 sci-fi movie of the same name, has been brought back to life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new sci-fi action-adventure project has "The Ugly Truth" helmer Robert Luketic attached to direct using the script written by Joe Gazzam, the scribe who wrote the movie version of "21 Jump Street".
The new take reportedly will not be campy as it is focused on the adventure. Though so, it will still keep the sexuality with seductions involved. Original producer Dino De Laurentiis is on board to produce with wife Martha De Laurentiis. While it is yet to be set up at any studio, De Laurentiis duo has been said planning to shop it when the script is in shape.
Prior to this version of "Barbarella", director Robert Rodriguez had come up with the remake project in 2007. With Neal Purvis and Robert Wade providing the script, it was set up at Universal Pictures with a plan to make it a starring vehicle for actress Rose McGowan. Despite the fact that the script has been written, Rodriguez and the studio couldn't find a middle ground on where to shoot, resulting the two to part ways and a new direction for the project being sought.
"Barbarella" itself centers on a female mercenary who travels across the universe and faces numerous adventures while undertaking missions that require her physical fearlessness, ingenuity and sensuality. The character debuted in 1962 in a French graphic magazine written and illustrated by Jean-Claude Forest and was known for her sexual escapades.