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A low-budget Barbenheimer film is in the works and the plot is wild

A low-budget Barbenheimer film is in the works and the plot is wild

‘D-Cup, A-Bomb’.

A low-budget Barbenheimer movie is currently in the pipeline.

No, really.

The official tagline is ‘D-Cup, A-Bomb’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charles Band, the prolific B-movie icon known for low-budget horror comedies, is working on a movie based on the cultural phenomenon.

“It’s 100 per cent true,” he told the outlet.

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“But it’s also an opportunity to have fun with the bizarre coupling of these two movies and the combination of Barbie’s vibe and the darkness of Oppenheimer. You mix that together and you have such an opportunity for dark humour.”

Let it be known that some of the Band’s other film credits include Evil Bong, DevilDolls, Fists of Fury, and the unforgettable Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong.

The outlet reported that the film would follow Dr Bambi J Barbenheimer, an excellent scientist doll living it up in Dolltopia, a world of endless summers and beach parties, and her boyfriend, Twink Dollman.

This a slight departure from Greta Gerwick’s pink bubbly utopia as Dr Barbenheimer becomes incensed by the brutal treatment the dolls receive from children and decides to enter the real world.

Here, she experiences humanity at its lowest, prompting her to build a giant nuclear bomb to wipe out humans forever.

Well, that escalates.

“They got great looks and a super attitude! Oh, and now they’ve got the bomb,” the synopsis reads.

“It’s so silly,” said Band.

“But it seems like every other feature is dark and depressing, and it’s like, God, we need a little humour going into 2024.”

According to the outlet, the film has received a $1 million (AUD $1.5m) dollar budget, which, in the industry, is considered minuscule.

Barbie and Oppenheimer were released on July 21, 2023, with Variety describing the release of these two polar opposite flicks as the ‘movie event of the year’.

While films often compete for the number one slot at the box office, they rarely benefit from their own rivalry.

“This is an unequivocally great weekend for moviegoing,” said David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, as per Variety.

Barbie and Oppenheimer are complementing each other at the box office, not taking the audience from each other.”

Barbie went on to make a staggering $1.4 billion (AUD $2.15b) at the box office, while Oppenheimer made $945 million (AUD $1.4b).

Pretty impressive stuff.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Universal Pictures

Topics: News, TV and Film, Barbie, Oppenheimer