Just as The Crow has found some new momentum as it attempts to relaunch, another older property is also now showing signs of life. There was a time when Robert Rodriguez was getting his ducks in a row to direct a new take on Red Sonja, which would have starred his then-girlfriend and muse Rose McGowan. That fizzled out, and the project went dormant for quite some time. Still, the folks over at Nu Image/Millenium Films have continued hammering away at trying to get it done and, perhaps emboldened by the mainstream hunger for more female heroines, there is new life for the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has landed a new writer. His name is Christopher Cosmos, and he’s known for…well, not much. For now. His relative obscurity could become a thing of the past if Red Sonja becomes a big hit. The producers seem to think that he’s the man for the job, so his take on the material must have caught their attention.
Red Sonja was last seen on the big screen in 1985, where she was played by Brigitte Nielsen. The character, based on Red Sonya who was created by Robert E. Howard- the same man that created Conan The Barbarian– became popular in the 1970s thanks to a solid run of books from Marvel Comics. Marvel’s take was created by Roy Thomas.
There’s currently no word on when the film would come out, who will direct it, or who will play the titular role.
More as it develops.