Barbarella is back with McGowan
Rose McGowan has revealed that she is in fact signed up to play Barbarella, more than that the film is underway and sets have been built, even a spaceship set for her.
Now previous rumours had the film completed canned, not just that McGowan was off the role, we already knew she was on board. However now hearing that sets have been built we could be looking at the film happening for real. Or could we?
You see I've never really heard that the film was back on, unless I missed the story which could well be true, and it was Robert Rodriguez himself who told us that his Barbarella studio was having problems with the budget and that it was nothing to do with Rose McGowan being in the lead.
He even said that they didn't know if the film was going to get made and the week after the story was the crucial one. He even suggested that the film might go back to Universal, and yet we've heard nothing since. Until now with the story from McGowan through MTV Movies Blog and Coming Soon.
Is McGowan referring to the leftovers from that previous production, or does she mean that it began again, or never even finished? Whichever it is it now seems that the problems are being put down to a possible writers strike.
"Half of the sets have been built. The costumes are done...lot of pre-production work...[Barbarella] wouldn’t be able to be finished before June which is when the next strike might happen...It’s a longer shoot."
Wait though, if you read that carefully it says it wouldn't be able to finish, not it won't. Now call me a grammar snob if you want, but that infers that the film hasn't started, it's the difference between a won't and a wouldn't.
She says that she can't wait to step into those boots and that there's not a lot to the original, plot wise at least.
"The original doesn’t have a lot to go on plot-wise. It’s one thing to do a remake of something that could have been much better storywise even if it was fantastic visually. It’s another thing to remake something flawless...That way if yours isn’t that good at least yours is better than that one."
That after saying she's a fan of the original? I really don't know what's happening with this film and it does sound as though there's a lot of wishing it was happening rather than actual action on the film.