Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Barbarella' Series Headed to Amazon

January 21, 2014

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In the continuing battle for original programming dominance among the streaming services, Amazon is now angling for a win by way of kitschy sci-fi updated by an ostentatious, hyper-violent Dane. Deadline reports that Amazon Studios has picked up Barbarella, Gaumont International Television's series remake of the 1968 Jane Fonda film of the same name. Drive and Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn remains attached to executive produce and likely direct the project. Though he's known mostly for stoic male leads, between Bronson and Valhalla Rising, Refn did direct an episode of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, so don't worry: this won't be his first time with a strong and sexy woman.

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