Fantasy television is all the rage with the kids these days. Game of Thrones continues to decimate the ratings and The Shannara Chronicles just wrapped up its first season and now Hollywood begins looking for a new fantasy project to fill your sword and sandals void. If X-Men director Bryan Singer has his way, fans could be returning to the beloved Conan universe with an R-rated Red Sonja television series.
Red Sonja; the femme fatale of skimpy chain mail and swords, has been in movie development hell for the last couple of years. Back when these rumors first started it was Rose McGowan set to star and Robert Rodriguez producing, that’s not the case now. When one door closes another opens and while Rose and Robert are no longer attached to the project it does mean that new faces need to fill the place. Their version of Red Sonja may be buried 6 feet under but that doesn’t mean another can rise up from the earth and cut off a few heads. Producer Avi Lerner spoke to Empire and revealed that Red Sonja is alive and kicking and he has a director lined up and an actress in mind for the role of the red-haired warrior.
Here is what he had to say:
“We will definitely shoot ‘Red Sonja’ in between Conan and Conan 2. We already chose the director: an English guy called Simon West,”
While the original Red Sonja was played Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 Red Sonja, this reboot needs someone…I don’t know, less terrifying. Brigitte still looks awesome for her age but with all these remakes underway the most she might do is a cameo in relation to the new star Amber Heard (Zombieland).
“We’re talking to a few girls for the role of Sonja, but we just finished a movie called Drive Angry 3D with Amber Heard, and I want to see her. She’s my favourite for the role.” said Simon West
Going from being cast as 409 to Red Sonya of Rogatino, that’s like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and getting a free drink on the side.
Bah, West hasn’t done anything good since ‘Con-Air’. This doesn’t not please me. Amber Heard on the other hand, I’d fap to her decked out in red hair.