Apparently people have been clamouring for a Xena movie – who knew? And who are these people? Anyway, their dream just might come true: at the moment, producer/creator Rob Tapert (who also happens to be
Xena'sLucy Lawless' husband) is trying to buy the rights to the character
from Universal in hopes of making a feature film.
Interestingly, Lawless sort of wants a possible film to be a comedy.
While it's nice to think that she's accepting the campy
nature of the show and is willing to buy into it, I can still imagine hoards
of militant Xena fans boycotting screenings because the character is
somehow being disrespected by a sense of humor. And they'd probably be
right: after all, a large-breasted, leather-clad woman fighting evil with a sword
definitely would work better as a drama.