Euphoria and The White Lotus‘ Sydney Sweeney is a busy actor and producer, and Sony specifically is raring to be in enterprise along with her. She’s now on board to provide and star in a remake of campy cult Sixties sci-fi Barbarella.
Roger Vadim’s 1968 authentic (tailored from the controversial, erotic comedian books of French creator Jean-Claude Forest) options Jane Fonda’s title character, an astronaut from the forty first century who units out to search out and cease the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to deliver evil again into the galaxy.
Suffice to say there may be plenty of camp, sex-heavy weirdness and we’re already questioning the way it’ll translate for a contemporary viewers and what adjustments might be crucial. That’ll be the duty of whoever indicators on to write down and/or direct.
Numerous variations have been tried within the final couple of a long time, together with one which was to star Drew Barrymore and a TV adaptation that noticed the likes of Bond veteran writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and iconoclastic director Nicolas Winding Refn concerned at totally different instances.
However Sony does not have a lock on growth with Sweeney – she has additionally hatched a deal to be a part of an adaptation of Marcus Kliewer’s quick story The Caretaker for Common.
The King’s Man‘s Karl Gajdusek is engaged on the script for the movie, which can observe a younger girl who accepts a caretaking job from Craigslist and rapidly discovers her obligations have stakes far better (and extra harmful) than she might have ever imagined.
Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes crew are producing this one, which sounds prefer it might find yourself on screens earlier than Barbarella. Subsequent up when it comes to launch for Sweeney are crime pic Nationwide Anthem and Spider-spin-off Madame Net, the latter holding a 16 February 2024 date.
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