Red Sonja Reboot Is In Works Under A Fantastic Writer, Here’s What He Disclosed


Millennium Films is now making a push to bring in a new Red Sonja film to silver screen 10 years after it had started developing its remake. The company enlisted Ashley Miller to write its screenplay, and no director is as of now attached. Millennium Films’ Avi Lerner will be putting this on the fast track to production, after the success of Wonder Woman. This is what Miller had to say:

“It’s an exciting opportunity to faithfully adapt the amazing Hyborean world Robert E. Howard created, and inject it with Sonja’s intelligence, ferocity, and fearless humanity. I want people to love Sonja the way I love her, and walk out of the theater understanding why she’s so popular and enduring. Sonja is an icon.”

The original Red Sonja, “Red Sonja of Rogatino,” had appeared in the 1934 story The Shadow of the Vulture by Robert E. Howard. In 1973, Marvel Comics’  Barry Windsor and Roy Thomas had created the new version of Red Sonja which was based on the Red Sonja of Rogatino character and a character that Howard had created, Dark Agnes de Castillon. This version had debuted in Conan the Barbarian #23 in February 1973.

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Dynamite Comics had started publishing Red Sonja by 2005 and still does so. Red Sonja had been adapted in the 1985 big screen film by the same name, and it starred Brigitte Nielsen. Millennium Films was trying to get a Red Sonja off the ground ever since 2008, when they announced that Rose McGowan would star as the character and Douglas Aarniokoski would direct with a script by David White. This project had started its production and stopped halt after Rose McGowan had suffered from a nerve damage.

Millennium then tried some more times to get this movie started with Simon West on board to direct, and Megan Fox had been rumored for this project. The last update was in 2015 when Millennium had hired Christopher Cosmos to write this script.

Deadline is now reporting that Millennium is producing with Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon of Cinelou, Christa Campbell &Lati Grobman, and Luke Lieberman.