I'm in many ways repeating myself, but has anyone at all heard what the concept for the new Robert Rodriguez version of Barbarella is going to be at all?
I keep reading articles, such as Who Should Star in Barbarella? by Erik Davis, that casually refer to it as a remake of Barbarella by Roger Vadim, but is it? At all?
I know that there's debate about what defines a remake and whether works based on another work are remakes or reinterpretations of the source. It's one of those slippery points. Hardly anyone suggests any versions of Dracula are remakes of the previous, and yet Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Philip Kaufman and The Fly by David Cronenberg are consistently agreed upon to be "remakes".
But, in this case, it comes down to the fact that Tim Burton's Batman would be universally agreed not to be a remake of Batman: The Movie or The Batman, for that matter. If this is not a retelling of the same tale of Barbarella then it is not a remake. But then is it a retelling? Is there really no information of this?