Amazon Studios is betting big on Barbarella for a resurrection of galactic (and shapely) proportions. The sex-saturated, far-future tale will take center stage on its new streaming service, beginning with a potent pilot. Barbarella first burst onto the sci-fi scene as a crazy comic by French illustrator Jean-Claude Forest and was later transformed into an instant cult classic by Jane Fonda's then husband and director Roger Vadim in the 1968 French-Italian film adaptation. This project has the visual hormones and indie sensibilities of executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), who knows a thing or two about the hypnotic imagery of lust and violence.
No word yet on a director or showrunner. With comics-inspired insanity like a Positronic Ray wielded by dastardly supervillain Durand Durand, a hunky blind angel named Pygar and an orgasmic pile of exaltation transference pills, this psychedelic reboot sounds like an absolute blast. Think Barbarella and her outrageous catsuits are ready for Amazon's prime-time lineup?