Like many old films we hear about those films are set to be remade. Many are gossip, not Red Sonja, as Hannah John-Kamen is set to play the titular warrior.
The fantasy adventure remake has been in the works for a very long time, possibly as far back to the original 1985 film. The warrior then was played by Brigitte Nielsen along side Arnold Schwarzenegger who reprised his role as Conan The Barbarian. The film bombed at the box office earning just under $7 million worldwide on a $18 million budget.
Sonya was created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for Marvel Comics’ Conan the Barbarian comic in the early 1970s. The character was created thanks to a mix of several characters from Conan creator Robert E. Howard. She is fiery and strong enough to go head to head with Conan The Barbarian whilst refusing his advances, and her popularity led to her own comic book. Sonya comic still continues to this day even which has seen the character move several companies.
Millennium will be releasing the film and they are saying their film will be based on the comic published by Dynamite Entertainment.
John-Kamen recently was a co-lead in the recent Brave New World Tv series as well as the villain in Ant-Man And The Wasp. The actress also starred In Ready Player One as well as The Game Of Thrones, Black Mirror and 2018 Tomb Raider reboot. The actress is also set to star in Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City.
The last director connected to this film project was Bryan Singer, however certain circumstances lead to Singer loosing the job. Now the responsibility lies with Joey Soloway who created comedy Transparent, who has co-wrote the script with Tasha Huo (Netflix‘s Tomb Raider animation).
Soloway said “Hannah is a very talented actress who we’ve been following for years and she IS Red Sonja, Her range, sensibilities and strength are all qualities we have been looking for and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey together.”
Red Sonya has no confirmed release date just yet.
Source: Hollywood Reporter