January 23, 2017  
Home > News > TV

Amazon Snags Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Barbarella' Series

January 21, 2014 (7:57 am) GMT
The project, based on the character made famous by Jane Fonda in a 1968 sci-fi film, is currently looking for a showrunner.
Amazon Snags Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Barbarella' Series

Nicolas Winding Refn's "Barbarella" has found its home at Amazon. The online retailer nabs the project, which has been in development at Gaumont International Television, as its potential new original series.

Amazon Studios is currently looking for a showrunner in anticipation of a pilot pickup, so Deadline reports. "" and "" helmer Winding Refn executive produces the potential series along with Martha De Laurentiis and is attached to direct. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are hired to pen the pilot script.

"Barbarella" is based on the comic book character created by Jean-Claude Forest. The fictional heroine was portrayed by in a 1968 sci-fi movie, which was directed by Fonda's then-husband Roger Vadim. The movie spawned a musical premiered in Vienna, Austria in 2004, with Nina Proll in the title role.

Should Amazon move forward with "Barbarella", it will join comedies "" and "" which were recently launched as the company's first original series.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ivanka Trump's Brother-In-Law Joshua Kushner Joined Women's March on Washington
  2. Like It or Not, Donald Trump's Inauguration Draws Second Biggest Ratings in 36 Years
  3. Madonna Defends 'Blowing Up the White House' Remark as Secret Service Is Planning to Investigate Her
  4. Is 'Once Upon a Time' Preparing a Musical Episode in Season 6?
  5. 'Split' Tops Domestic Box Office, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Hits $1 Billion Worldwide
  6. Possible First Look at Superman's Black Suit in 'Justice League' Unveiled
  7. The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Stays at No. 1, The xx's 'I See You' Nabs Second Place on Billboard 200
  8. Keke Palmer Accuses Trey Songz of 'Sexual Intimidation' for Including Her in His Video