Sunday, October 1, 2017

"Barbarella" Live-Action TV Series

Dynamite Entertainment's "Barbarella" #1 in support of the upcoming Amazon-produced, live-action "Barbarella" TV series pilot, is written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Kenan Yarar, with covers by Kenneth Rocafort, Joe Jusko, Josephn Michael Linsner, Robert Hack, Annie Wu, Kenan Yarar, Valentine DeLandro, Veronica Fish and Roberto Castro, available December 8, 2017:

"...Earth's star-crossed daughter is back! 

"When 'Barbarella' wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of 'Parosia' arrest and imprison her. 

"A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens...

"...Barbarella decides to make this fight her own..."

The "Barbarella" TV series pilot is written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade of "Skyfall" fame.

"Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the pilot adapting creator Jean-Claude Forest's erotic sci-fi comic strip.

"I kind of went back to the original comic," said Refn "and really began to close my eyes and fantasize about women in outer space and it looked pretty good." 

'Barbarella' is a young woman who travels from planet to planet and has numerous adventures, often involving sex. The aliens she meets often seduce her, and she also experiments with a 'machine excessive' or 'orgasmotron'. 

The original comic book version of 'Barbarella' was modeled on French actress Brigitte Bardot.

Barbarella will be produced and distributed by Gaumont International Télévision.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Barbarella"...