Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Amazon Mounting "Barbarella" ?

Will Amazon go forward with their original plans to produce a live-action "Barbarella" TV series pilot, based on the comics character, that previously landed at the studio, with a script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade of "Skyfall" fame ? 

"...'Barbarella' has been lied to. Worse, she's been weaponized, and someone's going to answer for that...

"...assuming she survives the judgement of the 'Esseverine' sun-giants...

"...and an armada of a thousand ships..."

"Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn after much fanfare, opted out of directing the pilot, adapting creator Jean-Claude Forest's erotic sci-fi comic strip.

'Barbarella' is a young woman who travels from planet to planet and has numerous adventures, often involving sex. 

The aliens she meets often seduce her, and she also experiments with a 'machine excessive' or 'orgasmotron'. 

The original comic book version of 'Barbarella' was modeled on French actress Brigitte Bardot.

The "Barbarella" TV series will be produced and distributed by Gaumont International Télévision.

Dynamite Entertainment's "Barbarella" #4, is written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Jorge Fornés, with covers by Goran Sudžuka, Kenan Yarar, Stéphane Roux, Stephanie Hans and Vincent Aseo:

"...'Barbarella' may have narrowly averted a galactic war...

" only she could—but she’s still in need of a 'null-d regulator'. 

"Hitching a ride on a cargo transport seems like a no-brainer...

"...but these great seas in the final frontier are rife with pirates..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Barbarella"...