Peter Webber Directing Barbarella

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Variety has a follow-up on last week’s news saying that Hannibal Rising director Peter Webber will helm the new version of Barbarella for producer Dino De Laurentiis.

“Female James Bond — in outer space,” is how De Laurentiis described the project. Barbarella will shoot at Morocco’s CLA studios.

De Laurentiis is also working on The Last Legion, Virgin Territory and an as-yet-untitled underwater epic about a killer whale, written by Tom and Jez Butterworth. The producer expects to have a script for the latter to be ready by March.

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