Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is to make a new film using characters from two of his previous movies. Barbarella Versus Predator will reprise the alien monster from the Predator series alongside the character of Barbarella, an iconic female role first seen in the late 60s. A new version of Barbarella, being made by Rodriguez, is due for release next year, and it is thought he wanted to develop the character further in the planned spin-off.
This is not the first time Rodriguez has combined characters from films or transplanted characters into spin-off films. However, whereas Alien Versus Predator was a similar genre to the original films, the new movie may well be something entirely different.
"I wanted to explore a new angle with BvP (Barbarella versus Predator) along the lines that Dave Stewart's musical of the original Barbarella took," said Rodriguez. "The details have not been thrashed out, but it seems likely it will be music-based even if it isn't a full-blown musical."
The original Barbarella film, based on Frenchman Jean-Claude Forest's comic book, starred Henry Fonda as an intergalactic mercenary and sex-kitten.
Barbarella Versus Predator is scheduled for release in 2011.