Feeds

Sin City director to remake Barbarella

Hollywood finally run out of ideas?

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is to remake sci-fi cult classic Barbarella, the BBC reports.

Rodriguez, currently in Cannes with Quentin Tarentino to punt the horror double-bill Grindhouse, will work with the 1968 film's original producer Dino De Laurentis to "introduce Barbarella to a new generation of moviegoers", as the latter explained.

De Laurentis proclaimed Barbarella "the ultimate science-fiction adventure heroine - smart, strong and sexy", which begs the question why bother with a remake? For his part, Rodriguez reckoned there was something new to be injected into the heroine. He offered: "The possibilities are limitless. I love this iconic character and all that she represents."

As part of the new movie deal, the two original Barbarella books written and illustrated by Jean-Claude Forest back in the early 1960s wil be reissued, "along with the publication of material previously unreleased in English".

This Barbarella news will dismay many movie fans who might imagine that Hollywood has finally run out of new ideas. As we recently reported, a new US version of The Long Good Friday - set in Miami - is slated to start shooting in 2008. The plan found little favour down here at El Reg, as readers' comments attest. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it
Fondleslab-friendly beastie's wake spotted... OR WAS IT?
Japanese boffin EYES up big bucks with strap-on digi-glasses
AgencyGlass saddles user with creepy OLED display
Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet
UAVs likely to have been made in the Middle Kingdom
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Dorian Nakamoto gets $23,000 payout over Bitcoin invention saga
Maintains he didn't create cryptocurrency, but will join community
Pirate Bay's 10 millionth upload: Colour us shocked, a SMUT FLICK
P2P badboys show online piracy is alive and humping
Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her
Charged with introducing .22 snubbie to penile facility. It wasn't firing blanks
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.