May 23, 2007 02:22 PM EST

Robert Rodriguez To Remake Barabrella

Robert Rodriguez To Remake Barabrella
It was announced yesterday that Barabrella will be making a comeback on the big screen next year, and this time, Robert Rodriguez will be directing the film, based on the sci-fi comic book classic.

The movie is about a female mercenary who travels around the universe taking care of business. The original film, starring Jane Fonda, was released in 1968 and was produced by Dino Delaurentiis, who will also be producing the new version. "Barbarella is the ultimate science-fiction adventure heroine: smart, strong and sexy," said Dino De Laurentiis. "In our vision, the future is female, and I can't wait to introduce 'Barbarella' to a new generation of moviegoers."

Neal Purvis and Robert wade, writers of the Casino Royale film, are writing the script, and developing a new adventure for the character.

"When we decided to take 'Barbarella' on again," noted Martha De Laurentiis, "we wanted the film to play as a big, legitimately exciting adventure in space, but we also know that the character of Barbarella is grounded in a very specific reality. Balancing those aspects requires a very deft hand. With Robert directing and Neal and Robert writing, we feel like we have the dream team in place."

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