Various Barbarella, Alexander Updates

Peter Weber (“Hannibal Rising”) will be directing the remake of the feminist space odyssey “Barbarella” according to producer Dino De Laurentiis reports Variety.

Then there’s an as-yet-untitled underwater epic about a killer whale, penned by Tom and Jez Butterworth who will deliver a script next month.

De Laurentiis plans to use Morocco’s CLA studios, which he bought a part of to develop the long-gestating Baz Luhrmann Alexander the Great project, to shoot “Barbarella”.

De Laurentiis also hopes to still make Luhrmann’s Alexander pic and have stayed in regular contact with him.