A new Red Sonja film has been in the works for a long time. Red Sonja was a comic book character created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She was part of the Conan the Barbarian universe and was a kick ass warrior who wore some skimpy chainmail armour. She was based on Robert E Howard?s based on Red Sonya of Rogatino. Brigitte Nielsen played her in a film version many moons ago.
At one point Robert Rodriguez was going to direct it and Rose McGowan was in talks to play the title character (you can see the poster for that below). That fell through and then Megan Fox was rumoured to be up for it. Again, that fell through and the last piece of news on the film was that Simon West (Con Air) was going to direct with Amber Heard as Red.
Obviously that didn?t happen and then it all went quiet?.Until now.
Nu Image/Millennium Films have hired Christopher Cosmos to write a brand new script.
That is pretty much all the details there are for the new film. There is no director attached and no mention of any actresses being considered.
However, I do like a bit of swords and sorcery and it will be great if this version finally gets off the ground.
Who would you like to see playing Red Sonja?
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