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'Barbarella': 'Legally Blonde' director Robert Luketic to helm remake?

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Barbarella is one tough chick to keep down. Last week, hopes for a

remake of the 1968 erotic sci-fi classic seemed to vanish like, um,

Jane Fonda’s space suit in the original film’s sexy opening credits,

when Sin City director Robert Rodriguez turned down the project. (The reported reason: Universal wanted to shoot the picture in Germany,

while Rodriguez wanted to stay in Austin with his family.) Now it seems

that director Robert Luketic (Monster-in-Law, Legally Blonde)

is working with Dino De Laurentiis’ company (which owns the rights to

the original property) to develop the picture with a different studio. “It will be a big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist,” a

source close to the project tells EW.com. Beyond that, details are being kept top

secret, including who’ll be cast in Fonda’s old role (Rodriguez’s

girlfriend, Rose McGowan, had been attached at one point).