Drive director recruits Skyfall screenwriters for Barbarella revamp

Jean Claude-Forest created the sci-fi heroine in the mid-1960s and Fonda portrayed her in a cult 1968 film.

Winding Refn announced plans to both produce and direct a TV series based on the movie last summer (12), and now he has called on Skyfall’s celebrated writing duo to help him.

He says, “I’m extremely excited that Neal and Robert have signed on to develop and write Barbarella with me. I’m certain that the combination of our creative forces will produce a show that is as enthralling as it is sexy.”

Purvis and Wade, who have penned four Bond movies in total, have also signed up to give TV cop Kojak a big screen revamp, with Vin Diesel in the title role.