Fri
Jun 22 2012 9:13am

Barbarella for the 21st Century: A Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance Heroine!

How has this not been remade before? Released in 1968, and starring Jane Fonda, Barbarella (based on a graphic novel of the same name) was a movie set “In the far future,”where “a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.”

Which sounds like the plot of many paranormal/urban fantasies, doesn’t it?

Now Martha Laurentiis (wife of Dino, who produced the original film) and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn are teaming up to make a TV series based on the “highly sexual” Barbarella.

Check out the title sequence alone for just how crazy this new series might be!

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5 comments
Christopher Morgan
1. cmorgan
I always loved the poster for this thing. It was right up there with Red Sonja and Conan in terms of sheer Pulp awesomeness.

Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
I've never seen the movie, just various pix of Jane Fonda in her wacky space outfit--but it sounds amazing! I just can't understand, however, why a director like Refn would take this kind of campy project on.
Carmen Pinzon
4. bungluna
I remember seeing this way back when. There's a fallen angel who gets it on with our heroine. It does sound like the progenitor of moderl UF now that I think of it.
Heather Rizzuti
5. heatherbartley
Barbarella was a fun, totally cool movie. I loved the blind angel guy that Barbarella got the hots for. He had some great wings! :) I need to see that movie again. However, I'm not enthused that the director of Drive is going to make the new tv series. That Drive movie was really messed up and gratuitously violent (in a bad way); I wish I'd never seen Drive.
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