For those of you who’ve been wondering if the Red Sonja reboot is still alive –yes, yes it is. The last time we checked Rose McGowan was attached to play the red-haired warrior, but she soon dropped out for undisclosed reasons. The project had been in development for years and when she left everyone assumed it was over. According to Empire, Sonja’s still chugging along and producer Avi Lerner has a new actress in his sights, Amber Heard.
Lerner said, “Amber is the new Red Sonja but she doesn’t know it yet!” The story is supposed to center on an innocent teenager who metamorphosizes into an unparalleled warrior. She seeks revenge for the death of her family and soon becomes a champion for Hyrkania against the villainous Kulan Gath.
Heard isn’t in negotiations for the part, but Lerner really wants her to be. Red Sonja is essentially hers for the taking. Besides the actress, director Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic) is said to be in the running to helm the film. There are a lot of hypotheticals here but no solid talks.
Does anyone out there really want this movie to happen? Or are they beating a dead, disinterested horse?
Who do you want to play Red Sonja?