Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Barbarella’ Remake Gets an Exciting Update as Acclaimed Director Nears a Deal

Published 11/07/2023, 2:48 AM EST

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One of the things that dictates the contemporary world of cinematics is a remake or a revival of something old. While grappling with the challenge of preserving its authenticity, it also fosters anticipation of revisiting the history. And although few have managed to meet these expectations, Sydney Sweeney starring in the legendary Barbarella remake, has significantly heightened the anticipation. The remake had been a topic of discussion for sometime, but without a confirmed director. 

In a recent update, however, discussions have officially begun with a filmmaker regarding their involvement in the upcoming movie.

Sydney Sweeney’s Barbarella’s remake has a director in association

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In the acting world, strutting the ladder of success takes immense talent. When it comes to Sydney Sweeney, there is no doubt that she rode up this ladder at an unimaginable pace. Almost a year ago, Sydney Sweeney’s confirmation to lead the cult classic reinvention of 1968 Barbarella had baited the charts of hope. And now, with a recent update by World of Reel, Edgar Wright is in talks to bringing these visions to life. 

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The 1968 film featured Jane Fonda in the lead role. It was adapted from the French comic series of the same name created by Jean-Claude Forest. Being an icon of its time, Jane Fonda had expressed concerns about Sydney Sweeney’s remake of the titular character. Although one understands where she is coming from, given Sydney Sweeney’s current stardom, one cannot help but hope for an epic comeback of Barbarella.

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Given Edgar Wright is now in talks for the remake, the revival could be something worth watching out for. That being said, it is also crucial to address the expectations associated with this remake.

What to expect from the Barbarella remake starring Sydney Sweeney?

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Last October, Sydney Sweeney announced her partnership with Sony Pictures for Barbarella’s remake. Reports suggest that not only she is the star of the upcoming revival, but she is also a shareholder of production costs for this upcoming flick with her Fifty-Fifty Films. The character, as originally portrayed by Jane Fonda, left a lasting impression on people’s minds due to its daring costumes and immense acting skills.

The 1968 movie was directed by Roger Vadim, a connoisseur of comics and science fiction. Edgar Wright allegedly taking the helm for the directorial has brought a wave of hope. Owing to that, it is impossible not to notice the remarkable similarities between the directors. Given these circumstances, it is difficult not to envision that the forthcoming developments will be a visual delight for its dedicated fanbase. 

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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