It has almost been seven years now since Robert Rodriguez announced at the San Diego Comic-Con he would be making a Red Sonja movie that would star his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan. While that version of the movie never moved forward (Rodriguez was to present the film, that was to be directed by Doug Aarniokoski), there’s new life in the project as Nu Image/Millennium Films have hired Christopher Cosmos to pen the script, says The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the trade, no writer or any actors are involved at this stage. They add that Cosmos began as an assistant as Benderspink before becoming a VP. He left to pursue screenwriting and sold his first script, a post-apolyptic thriller titled The Fall, in 2012. He’s also developing the action film Scouts and Raiders and the comic/movie project Langley High.
While the character is often credited to Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Sonja only takes her name from another, unrelated Howard character and was primarily designed by Roy Thomas to appear in Marvel Comics’ take on Howard’s Hyborian Age.
In June of 2008, the project was described as follows:
In her return we find Red Sonja, a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical red-head blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath.
Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Christa Campbell, and Lati Grobman are executive producing the film.
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