A new Red Sonja film, that’s been rumbling for around 12 years, will go on sale at next week’s European Film Market.
Red Sonja, the fearsome female warrior from the ages of Conan The Barbarian is a project that seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time to bring to the screen. For a dozen or so years now, various attempts have been made to get the film off the ground, with creative talent such as Robert Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Simon West, Megan Fox, Amber Heard, not to mention a sprawling list of writers all attached to the project.
Nonetheless, despite great interest in bringing the character back to the silver screen for the first time since Brigitte Nielsen’s 1985 outing , the project has never even seemed close to production.
Now, Millennium Media is having another crack at getting its property into production, with the news that it’s attached a new writer to the project and will be aiming to sell the package at this week’s European Film Market.
Tasha Huo is now scripting the latest incarnation of Red Sonja. Huo is also working on the upcoming Tomb Raider animated show for Netflix. The project already has a director, in the form of Joey Soloway, who took the reins of the project when Bryan Singer departed in 2019 following serious allegations being made against him.
Soloway had this to say about Huo’s appointment as writer: “I have loved Red Sonja forever and I feel so honoured to help shepherd her story and start this cinematic journey. There could not be a greater moment in our world for Red Sonja‘s ways of wielding power and her connection with nature and our planet. She is an ancient heroine with an epic calling, and translating that to the screen is a dream come true for me as a filmmaker. I can’t wait to collaborate with Tasha on this vision.”
Millennium recently dropped out of selling Brett Ratner’s planned Milli Vanilli biopic at next week’s European Film Market due to a backlash regarding the director’s alleged abuse of women, claims to which he has not yet responded.
With Red Sonja taking so long to find its way into production, the next week will mark a major step towards fruition, should things go to plan for the company.
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