Red Sonja movie

#1 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
USA Today reports that the Red Sonja movie has taken a leap forward – Robert Rodriguez is now attached to produce, with Rose McGowan starring as the red-haired warrior. The film, to be directed by Rodriguez associate Douglas Aarniokoski is slated for a 2010 release. This will be, of course, the second time the character has travelled to the screen, the first being 1985’s Red Sonja starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarznegger.

The film news is the latest in a building Sonja resurgence, begun by the character returning to comics at Dynamite Entertainment in 2005. Through Dynamite, the character has now seen its longest-running series and most acclaim in comics to date.

According to the USA Today report, McGowan was approached first (she found the concept funny – “I do have a body made for sitting on a veranda with mint juleps and a parasol. I don't know why I always have to save the planet,” the actress tells the paper), and she then took the script to Rodriguez, who said he saw the actress as the perfect fit for the character.

"Rose is a pistol,” Rodriguez tells USA Today. “She's whip-smart, has attitude to burn, is sexy, extremely strong, yet has a vulnerable side that would surprise her closest friends. That description also fits Red Sonja."

McGowan said that she will undergo extensive physical training (and presumably a dye job) for the film, which is slated to go in front of cameras in October. The movie’s story will tell Red Sonja’s origin, and will, according to Rodriguez, take its cues from the comics as well as creator Robert E. Howard’s themes.

Newsarama readers will recall that the comic book version of Red Sonja is not the exact character created by Howard, who also created Conan, the Barbarian. Howard created a character named “Red Sonya,” while comic book creators Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith are credited with the creation of the scale-mail bikini wearing Red Sonja (with a j). Rather than keeping her in her original 16th century France setting, Thomas made her a contemporary of Conan.
#2 Posted by Platinumwarrior (2967 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow the number of comic book movies coming up is going a little bit overboard. Still looks cool though

#3 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

rose is engaged to rodriguez.
i wonder how she got the part.


She's not pretty enough.

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#4 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"rose is engaged to rodriguez.
i wonder how she got the part.


She's not pretty enough."

hahaha xD
#5 Posted by BangingBootyNurseT (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Rose McGowan is beautiful. Anyone is better than Brigitte Nielson.

#6 Posted by weather witch (3188 posts) - - Show Bio

b!tch brigitte nielson looks bout 10 times hotter then u u fake ass dumb slut

#7 Edited by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

oh my

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#8 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
ignore the 'sucia'
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#9 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
US Poster
well here's the two official movie posters that have been released...
UK Variant 1

rumor is there is two more varients that haven't been released yet... i'll post them as soon as i come accross them though

M



#10 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

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#11 Posted by Hyperion322 (112 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a fan of Rose, but I was hoping she'd bulk up for this role -- shown as a REAL warrior woman. Still I'm looking forward to this film!

~ Hype

#12 Posted by Erik (33329 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"
US Poster
well here's the two official movie posters that have been released...
UK Variant 1

rumor is there is two more varients that haven't been released yet... i'll post them as soon as i come accross them though

M



"
That actually looks kind of cool. The cinematography reminds me of 300 in these promotion posters. 
#13 Posted by Vance Astro (91287 posts) - - Show Bio
weather witch said:
"b!tch brigitte nielson looks bout 10 times hotter then u u fake ass dumb slut"
This is possibly the stupidest thing I have seen and months...and I have been arguing with HalJordan1986x.
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#14 Posted by Erik (33329 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol.

#15 Posted by Pheeke (198 posts) - - Show Bio

I`m glad someone like Robert Rodriguez  is doing the movie i like his work.
the thing that when i see those posters it looks like 300 or sin city. But the red sonja comics are not like that. they shouldn`t make all the movies around comics the same because 300 and sin city were a success. that movie style was good for those comics because there art work was like that. but for red sonja they should do it like the original comic style is, when you look at those posters you don`t think about the comics at all.

#16 Posted by Erik (33329 posts) - - Show Bio

The original comic? It was bright, campy and worthless. The new series is much better.

#17 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they've made Red Sonja look alot better than the old version,
Brigitte Nielson did not look the part at all!

I'm excited for this movie, I think Rose looks really great
=]

#18 Posted by Erik (33329 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. I forgot about this thread. Red Sonja movie for the win.

#19 Posted by Calvin (3479 posts) - - Show Bio
weather witch said:
"b!tch brigitte nielson looks bout 10 times hotter then u u fake ass dumb slut"
With that atitude you could play her!
#20 Posted by King Saturn (224454 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"
US Poster
well here's the two official movie posters that have been released...
UK Variant 1
rumor is there is two more varients that haven't been released yet... i'll post them as soon as i come accross them thoughM"
wow... just wow
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#21 Posted by TOAA (169 posts) - - Show Bio
Almost half way through 2009 and not so much as a peep about this movie. Is it even going to happen?
#22 Posted by King Saturn (224454 posts) - - Show Bio
I have doubts about this film...
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#23 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

As far as looks-wise
'They' did good picking Rose for the role, I've always preferred her with red hair ... Never seen her with this much red, lol
But still she looks amazing.


=]

#24 Posted by Webstad (275 posts) - - Show Bio

I know I'm looking forward to this one. Maybe we'll get to see a new Conan movie out of Rodriguez too? This'll be the first proper Heroic Fantasy flick in a few years. I've got no qualms about picking Rose for the role, now let's see how she does with it.

#25 Edited by Redletter (1537 posts) - - Show Bio

She's a good actress with a great  films behind her and I will never be able to see her with out thinking of sawing off her leg and sticking a machine gun to it

The main question on every  mans mind
Are hit tits big enough for the job?

#26 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@Redletter said:
Are hit tits big enough for the job? "
Rose has great boobs!
They are quite big actually, and if not, hooray for the Special Effects industry.

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