In 1968, a first Barbarella motion picture was produced
by Dino de Laurentiis, directed by Roger Vadim, and starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law and David Hemmings. Jean-Claude Forest acted as design consultant.
An animated Barbarella
was contemplated by Canadian producer Nelvana during the 1990s, but never took off.
In 1999, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox reached an agreement to co-produce a new Barbarella feature film. John August (Go,
Charlie's Angels) was hired to write a
screenplay. Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man),
Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels) and
Nancy Juvonen (Charlie's Angels) are named
as producers on the movie, with Barrymore likely to star. However, nothing came of it.
In 2006, Producers Dino and Martha De Laurentiis reacquired the rights and have hired writers Neal Purvis and Robert
Wade (Casino Royale) to script a new feature
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