Red Sonja movie
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.
"well here's the two official movie posters that have been released...That actually looks kind of cool. The cinematography reminds me of 300 in these promotion posters.
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
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.
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.
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