Charles Band, a prolific B-movie producing icon who has been making low-budget horror comedies for five decades like “Puppetmaster,” “Re-Animator” and “Ghoulies,” is behind the newly-announced low-budget comedy ” Barbenheimer”.

The project is being sold at the American Film Market and follows Dr. Bambi J Barbenheimer, a brilliant scientist doll living in Dolltopia – a world of endless summers and beach parties.

Incensed by the treatment the dolls receive at the hands of human children, she ventures into the real world where she experiences humanity at its worst. To fix the problem, she decides to build a giant nuclear bomb to take it all out.

The film boasts fun tag lines like “D-Cup, A-Bomb” and “they got great looks and a super attitude! Oh, and now they’ve got the bomb.” Asked if the film is a shameless attempt to cash in on the “Barbie” & “Oppenheimer” craze from earlier this year, Band tells THR:

“It’s 100% true, 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 humor. It’s so silly, but it seems like every other feature is dark and depressing, and it’s like, God, we need a little humor going into 2024.”

Brian Wecht penned the script and several songs for the film which is expected to get into production next year. Band is currently finishing off his 397th film, the horror comedy “Bad CGI Gator” which spoofs “Sharknado”-style films and has the tagline “Terror Rendered Too Cheaply”.

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