Apparently film producer Dino de Laurentiis (God, that's hard to type correctly) wants to make another film of Barbarella. Apparently if it goes ahead it won't be a remake but a "completely new Barbarella".
Based on a French comic, the original 1968 film starred Jane Fonda as the titular heroine, back in the days before she became a leftie activist (the director, Roger Vadim, was her husband at the time). Perhaps best known for the opening credits sequence in which Fonda stripped out of a spacesuit in zero gravity, it's a firm favourite of single men with over-developed right biceps. And, ahem, us.
Now, this isn't the first time Barbarella's dipped a dainty toe into the murky waters of development hell. We seem to remember that Drew Barrymore was lined up to star in a new version a few years back, but nothing ever came of it.
We're torn about whether we want this to happen or not. On the one hand, the original film was very much a product of the swinging sixties - how can they hope to recapture that spirit properly nowadays? On the other hand... Drew Barrymore stripping off in zero gravity? Hmmm.