Stop listening to those rumors that Robert Rodriguez's Barbarella remake is failing to achieve escape velocity. Rose McGowan, who's set to step into Jane Fonda's go-go boots, says the movie is much further along than you realize. Not only is she signed up, but a lot of the pre-production work is done, including the costumes and a lot of the sets — including part of Barbarella's spaceship. "I've got part of a spaceship built for me!" she exults. (Dear readers: please send us pics of those sets. Thanks.) The only wrinkle: Barbarella wouldn't be able to finish shooting by June, when the actors' strike is supposed to start. Image by Z. Tomaszewski/WENN. [MTV Movies]
Other remakes in the works include:
Battle Beyond the Stars: featuring most of the cast from High School musical. It will be a hip/pop retelling of the classic Star Wars rip-off, with dancing and singing. F. Murray Abraham is attached as the bad guy.
LaserBlast: starring Dane Cook as the local with the laser gun.
Starhunter: In the Forbidden Zone: With Ellen Page taking over for Molly Ringwald, who will return to play the role made famous by Michael Ironsides.