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Old 18-10-2007, 12:03   #21
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looks like this may have hit a speed bump:

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The New York Observer is reporting that Universal has decided not to go ahead with Robert Rodriguez's remake of Barbarella. The article reports that the decision was made due to Rodriguez's insistence that his girlfriend Rose McGowan (Planet Terror) play the lead role in the remake of Roger Vadim's 1968 cult favourite about a woman who travels through space wearing scant and impractical get ups. With the film set to cost close to $100 million, Universal were reportedly not happy to bank that much money on a relatively small name.

"Universal had initially signed on for $60 million,” Rodriguez told the site “but then when we were done with the script it wound up at closer to $82 million, and they had just financed a Will Ferrell movie (Land of the Lost) that was a $130 million and they even cut that down to $100million.”

Rodriguez is apparently now shopping the project around other studios, to see if anyone might bite at the higher price. Given studios' desperation to get as many projects underway before the strike, he may have a chance.
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=21288


What happened to the old Robert Rodriguez? He would have made at least 3 or 4 films for $100million
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Old 18-10-2007, 12:21   #22
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Rose McGowan?!? ... What an appalling choice. For once the suits got it right.
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Old 18-10-2007, 12:35   #23
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Rose McGowan?!? ... What an appalling choice. For once the suits got it right.
Agreed. She wouldn't be a good choice for the role.
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Old 18-10-2007, 12:37   #24
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Barbarellas got 2 legs for a start.
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Old 18-10-2007, 13:01   #25
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Barbarellas got 2 legs for a start.
I'm sure they could use CGI to make her gun look more like a real leg.
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Old 18-10-2007, 13:20   #27
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Machete is calling.
Yeah, that's more like it & feel free for him to cast McGowan as a machete victim, preferably to the forehead.
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Old 18-10-2007, 14:31   #28
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They need someone who looks sexy for a start.

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Rose McGowan?!? ... What an appalling choice. For once the suits got it right.
Thirded. RM just doesn't have the approachable sexual vibe Jane Fonda had.
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Thirded. RM just doesn't have the approachable sexual vibe Jane Fonda had.
I can just picture RR telling his missus this

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Well, she gives me the horn.
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She certainly had enough of a approchable sexual vibe for Rodriquez to throw away his 16 year marriage (+ 5 kids).
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Rodruguez has a case of the Kevin Smith, although I'll admit Ms. McGowan is a damn sight finer than Mrs. Smith.
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She's not a bad looking girl but she's no Barbarella.

Can't think of any modern Hollywood starlet who could fill the role.
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Old 18-10-2007, 17:09   #35
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...she's no Barbarella.

Can't think of any modern Hollywood starlet who could fill the role.
Or why they'd want to really as it's such a film of it's time (I say completely contradicting myself from a few months ago)!

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She's not a bad looking girl but she's no Barbarella.

Can't think of any modern Hollywood starlet who could fill the role.
Scarlet?
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Kill it. Kill it now, it's a stupid idea and if Rodriguez were an ounce of his former self he'd run off and film it down 'n' dirty with lo-fi SFX, rather than stick his homewrecker of a bint in an ego-inflated budgetfest of a remake of a film that was a piece of crap starring one of the least sensual actresses (although I know that was kinda the point) I can think of.
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http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/dr...-series/271720

I'm still sad the version with Sherilyn Fenn never got made.
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Is there likely to be any difference between the recent BARBARELLA US (region-free) disc and the UK version?

I know the Paramount culled the extras from the European edition of Chinatown, but was the film itself exactly the same?
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