Euphoria Y the white lotus star Sydney Sweeney has opened up about Sony’s planned remake of the cult favorite barbarellathat she will star in and executive produce.
while talking with ap entertainmentSweeney talked about his new version of barbarella, as well as some of his hopes for the project. “…Jane Fonda, she created such an incredible and iconic character,” Sweeney said. “And I want to hopefully just fill those shoes and give more to a whole new generation: their outfits, the sci-fi, the fun of the story. So I’m looking forward to it.”
The aforementioned Fonda, of course, starred in the original Paramount Pictures movie. barbarella film, which was directed by Roger Vadim and first hit theaters in 1968. The sci-fi erotic film was based on the French comic book character of the same name, who was created by writer/artist Jean-Claude Forest in 1962. Forest was also one of eight screenwriters credited on the 1968 film adaptation, which had undergone several rewrites during production. An edited version of the film titled Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy It later hit theaters in 1977.
“barbarella is marked by the same boldness and originality, fantasy, humor, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comics a favorite,” an official synopsis from Paramount’s barbarella reads “The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) crash-lands while traveling through space. She acts like a female James Bond, defeating evil in the form of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhibited way, the handsome men who help her on the adventure.Whether she’s fighting the Black Guards, the Evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she can’t seem to help but lose at least a part of her tight space suit! “
Barbara is back
the 1968 barbarella The film itself inspired a 2004 stage musical of the same name. A television adaptation of the original comic was previously in development. However, no one had been cast in the series as of 2013 and there have been virtually no updates on the project since then. A number of proposed film remakes also flopped over the years. However, the Forest estate has finally announced plans for a new film adaptation in 2020.
Earlier this month, news broke of Sweeney’s involvement in a barbarella remake for Sony, and the actress herself confirmed the report shortly after. “Time to save the universe,” Sweeney wrote on Instagram, sharing a poster image of the 1968 film with Fonda. Notably, Sweeney will also appear in Sony’s upcoming Marvel/Spider-Man spinoff movie. lady webwhich is scheduled for release on February 16, 2024.