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Red Sonja: new movie version is being fast-tracked

Simon Brew Nov 7, 2017

Funding is already in place for a new Red Sonja movie, following Wonder Woman's success...

The last time we saw Robert E Howard’s creation Red Sonja on the big screen, it was in the midst of 1985’s movie, where the character was played by Brigitte Nielsen. In that particular movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger took top billing.

However, now comes the news that a new take on the character is heading to the big screen, and apparently heading there fast. Producer Avi Lerner, who is overseeing this new version, concedes that Wonder Woman’s success is an influence here, and the funding is now in place for the new film from Millennium Media.

The hunt is now on for a screenwriter for the movie, one who will differentiate it from the 1985 version and have one eye on a franchise.

Early days yet, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more…
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Movie News: New 'Red Sonja' on Its Way; 'Lord of the Rings' Touted for New TV Series

Red Sonja: A new version of Red Sonja is on its way. Millennium Media intends to finance and produce the first installment in what it hopes will be a franchise, encouraged by the success of Wonder Woman. It's based on a comic book character created in 1973; the series is now published by Dynamite Entertainment. The character is famed for her fighting skills as a fierce warrior and was first brought to the screen in 1985 (above), starring Brigitte Nielsen. [Deadline]   The Lord of the Rings: Talks are underway to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books to television. Reportedly, Warner Bros. Television and Tolkien's estate are in an early stage of talks with Amazon Studios to develop a new series. Kicking off with The Lord of the Rings: The...

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Remake For "Red Sonja"

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Millennium Media ("The Expendables") are developing a remake of the 1985 feature "Red Sonja":

"Red Sonja" was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Smith, as a female foil to their Marvel Comics version of author Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Barbarian".

Millennium's Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta, Cinelou's Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon will produce the new film.

Howard created female warriors 'Bêlit' and 'Valeria', for the "Weird Tales" magazine stories "Queen of the Black Coast"...

...and "Red Nails"...

...also creating character 'Red Sonya', aka 'Sonya of Rogatino', who although not a 'sword 'n sorcery' hero, carried a pistol, debuting in "The Magic Carpet Magazine" (1934).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sonja"...
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Movie News: New 'Red Sonja' on Its Way

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Red Sonja: A new version of Red Sonja is on its way. Millennium Media intends to finance and produce the first installment in what it hopes will be a franchise, encouraged by the success of Wonder Woman. It's based on a comic book character created in 1973; the series is now published by Dynamite Entertainment. The character is famed for her fighting skills as a fierce warrior and was first brought to the screen in 1985 (above), starring Brigitte Nielsen. [Deadline]   The...

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Red Sonja Movie Officially Announced Following ‘Wonder Woman’ Success

Red Sonya is making a comeback and it has a lot to do with the success of Wonder Woman. People seem to want female superheroes and both DC and Marvel have been on track to bring them forward. There’s a Captain Marvel comic in the works, Jessica Jones on Netflix, and a more serious angle being put on making women into the lead stars of these films. Red Sonya however was a lead before the rest of these women ever got considered, save for Wonder Woman. Her original movie starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger was met with mixed love

Red Sonja Movie Officially Announced Following ‘Wonder Woman’ Success
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Red Sonja reboot moving forward in the wake of Wonder Woman success

Having been stuck in development hell for the best part of a decade, it looks like the Red Sonja reboot may finally be moving forward thanks to the box office success of Warner Bros.’ female-led DC blockbuster Wonder Woman.

According to Deadline, Millennium Media is moving forward with a new movie, which is being produced by Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta alongside of Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon of Cinelou. The idea is to fast track the project, and the search is now underway for a writer.

“We have been waiting for the right time for this remake,” said Lerner. “With the success of Wonder Woman, the audience has spoken. They want female heroes.”

Loosely based on Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogantino, Red Sonja debuted in the Marvel Comics series Conan the Barbarian #23 in 1973, and was portrayed by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 feature film.

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A New Red Sonja Film is Going Into Development Because of Wonder Woman's Success

It looks like another big screen adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja is going into development. Hollywood has been trying to get a new Red Sonja film off the ground for years.

Robert Rodriguez was attached to develop a movie based on the badass female warrior at one point with Rose McGowan, then Simon West was going to take it on with Amber Heard in the lead role. Later on, Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. The last I heard about the film, came last year when X-Men director Bryan Singer was reportedly developing it.

With the current popularity of Wonder Woman, it's not surprising that someone would want to get rolling on the Red Sonja feature film. According to Deadline, Millennium Media will finance and produce the film. They also say that the production company is putting the project on the
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‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype

‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films have grossed $1.9 billion in North America. Among his classics are James Cameron’s 1984’s “The Terminator”; 1991’s “The Terminator 2: Judgment Day”; and 1994’s “True Lies,” as well as such hits as 1987’s “Predator” and 2012’s “The Expendables 2.”

His movie catch phrases such as “I’ll be back”; “Hasta la Vista, Baby”; and “Get to the chopper” have become part of the pop culture lexicon.

Schwarzenegger even served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. And has recently has gone mano y mano in a Twitter feud with President Trump. Guess who won?

But would he have been as big a star — let alone as governor — without his breakout role in John Milius’ “Conan the Barbarian”? The violent, erotic R-rated sword-and-fantasy adventure based on the stories of 1930’s pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard opened in 1,400 theaters on May 14, 1982. Though reviews were decidedly mixed — Variety
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Six Movie Franchises That Were Cut Short

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Filmmakers often plan ahead, and many of the movies which come out each year are designed to be part of a multi-film series. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes, the first sequel bombs and the third movie never gets made. Here are 6 short movie franchises that remained unfinished.

There have been many successful franchises over the years. Franchises are a very hot thing right now. However, for every Star Wars, Dark Knight or Captain America franchise, there is a failed film series. Often these intended series will start off with an excellent movie but the second film will derail any plans for a third movie or beyond.

In no particular order, here are six franchises that never got past a second film.

Conan: Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior Conan in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, which was a box office hit.
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‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer

Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to the vault and come out with a big pile of stinking cheese in the form of Hell Comes to Frogtown.

Directed by the late Donald G. Jackson and R.J Kizer, Hell Comes to Frogtown follows the character of Sam Hell, played by professional wrestler and part-time actor, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live), who is taken prisoner by a female government who have taken over the United States after a nuclear war. Sam Hell must rescue a group of fertile women who are being held captive by a mutant tyrant. Oh, and the mutants in question, well…
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Slideshow: ‘Days of the Dead’ Convention in Chicagoland, Nov. 18-20, 2016

Previous | Image 1 of 19 | NextTara Reid of ‘American Pie’ series and ‘Sharknado’ series.

Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Alice Cooper, Ric Flair, Judge Reinhold and Shannon Elizabeth. The 2016 convention is being held this weekend – Nov. 18-20 – at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (see details below).

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive portraits from last year’s Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.

DAYS1: Tara Reid of ‘American Pie’ series and ‘Sharknado’ series. DAYS2: Bill Moseley of ‘The Devil’s
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Funko Reveals Conan The Barbarian and Red Sonja Pop! Vinyl Figures

In my best Arnold Schwartzenegger voice: "Funko has finally created a Conan the Barbarian Pop! vinyl figure!" These figures will also be accompanied by a Red Sonja Pop! vinyl release. Both items are available with or without blood splatter in November 2016.

From Funko: "The Cimmerian fighter from the 1982 film is the latest addition to Pop!

Collect the immensely strong Conan the Barbarian and crush his enemies!

You can also collect Conan covered in blood, and in war paint, both available through Px Previews!

Coming this fall!

Coming in November!

Strengthen your Pop! collection with Red Sonja!

Red Sonja comes with her scale armor bikini and sword!

She is also available with blood spatter -- a Px Previews exclusive!

Collect the She-Devil with a Sword this fall!

Coming in November!"

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Gail Simone’s Red Sonja Moves to Animated Comic August 2

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Gail Simone’s Red Sonja is an absolute winner — powerful, thrilling stuff that builds up so much momentum you won’t ever want it to end. Richly textured action-adventure with an unforgettable heroine.” – Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Avengers)

From Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and Walter Geovani (Vampirella, Witchblade), Red Sonja: Queen Of The Plagues gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! And now, you can see it all brought to life in this animated comic, starring Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider-Man) when Red Sonja: Queen Of The Plagues 2-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack and DVD arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere on August 2, 2016 from Shout! Factory.

Special Features:

Featurette including brand-new interviews with Writer Gail Simone as well as members of the cast and crew.

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1) / DVD: Widescreen (1.78:1)

74 minutes

The company is already taking pre-orders at their website or via Amazon.
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Queens of kick ass! ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ feature

The ladies of the moviegoing public are delivered a multipack of fairytale delights, care of this week’s major offering The Huntsman: Winter’s War. While there’s more than enough dwarf ‘n sword action for the guys, the prequel is notable for featuring a raft of great actresses.

Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sheridan Smith and the returning Charlize Theron fill the bill. And while male attendees won’t exactly be complaining about that, the rippling Chris Hemsworth is very much front and centre for the girls (and indeed guys) who fancy him more than a juicy apple from the Wicked Queen’s local greengrocer.

As it’s one of those rare occasions where women lead the blockbuster charge, let’s celebrate some of the most memorable female fantasy characters who worked their magic on the big and small screens. “Mirror mirror on the wall… I’m sorry I haven
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Round-Up: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two DVD, No Place For The Living Kickstarter, Conan The Slayer #1

This is the week for Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans. Volume 2 of MST3K will be re-released on DVD on May 24th and pre-order for this item is available now at Shout! Factory. Also in this round-up: No Place For the Living Kickstarter info and Conan the Slayer #1 release details.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two DVD: Press Release: “It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000, America’s only television show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. On May 24th, 2016, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two is back in print and better than ever! In addition to the episodes Cave Dwellers, Pod People, Angels Revenge and the Shorts Collection Volume 1, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two also includes the Mst Hour wraps for Cave Dwellers and Pod People. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
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Rumour: Bryan Singer developing Red Sonja TV series

With a feature film reboot of Red Sonja stuck in development hell for the best part of a decade now, it seems that the character may be heading to the small screen, with Bleeding Cool reporting that X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer is developing an R-rated TV series.

According to the site, Singer will be directing and producing the series through his Bad Hat Harry production company, with the project being eyed for a network such as HBO or Showtime, or streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.

Loosely based on Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogatino, Red Sonja was created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith and made her debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 in 1973. Brigitte Nielsen subsequently took on the role alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1985 movie adaptation.
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Bryan Singer Reportedly Developing R-Rated Red Sonja Series

I’ve been a fan of Red Sonja for a long time, and I’ve been waiting to see the character get a new live action adaptation for years. Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Red Sonja film back in 1985, and there have been plans for a new film since 2008. At that time Robert Rodriguez was attached to develop it with Rose McGowan, then Simon West was going to take it on with Amber Heard in the lead role. The last year I heard, Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. There’s been no news on the project since.

Now Bleeding Cool is reporting some news from a “reliable source” that director Bryan Singer is currently developing an R-rated TV series adaptation that will bring the “She-Devil with a Sword” to life. This is one of those series that could potentially land on HBO,
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Bryan Singer is reportedly developing a ‘Red Sonja’ TV series

The usually very reliable Bleeding Cool are reporting that X-Men director Bryan Singer is actively developing an R-rated TV series based on the comic book Red Sonja.

The site reports that The Weinstein Company/ Dimension are putting up the money for the series, though it’s not known which channel it’ll end up on. They, and we guess it’ll either be Showtime, HBO, or either Netflix or Amazon.

The character of Red Sonja originated from the world of Conan The Barbarian, and was adapted into a 1985 movie that starred Brigette Nielson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Here’s the synopsis for that movie. More news on the TV series as we get it.

Power-hungry Queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman) captures the priestesses guarding the Talisman, a mystical orb that created and can destroy the world. But one of the priestesses escapes and seeks out her warrior sister, Red Sonja (Brigitte Nielsen
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Is Bryan Singer Developing An R-Rated TV Series Revolving Around Red Sonja?

Following the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, it’s thought that Bryan Singer is going to turn his attentions to a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. However, could the filmmaker also have his sights set on a comic book TV show? Well, if a new report is to believed, he’s developing a very adult take on Red Sonja for the small screen.

The “R-Rated” TV series is apparently being developed for a network like HBO or Showtime (or possibly streaming services like Netflix and Amazon), and Red Sonja rights holder Luke Lieberman is reportedly executive producing alongside Stephen L’Heureuxm, Jason Taylor, and Singer. The director is also likely to take the helm of the pilot by the sound of it.

Red Sonja made her live-action debut back in 1985 in a movie which starred Brigette Nielson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The character has been making her presence felt in comic books since 1975 though,
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'Red Sonja' R-Rated TV Series Coming from Bryan Singer?

'Red Sonja' R-Rated TV Series Coming from Bryan Singer?
Is Red Sonja ready to make a big bloody splash on the small screen? It sure sounds like it, and drector Bryan Singer may be the driving force behind this violent and sexy take on the iconic Marvel comic book character inspired by the works of Robert E. Howard. But when will we see Sonja making her triumphant return?

This summer's X-Men: Apocalypse will bring the current X-Men trilogy to a close, with Bryan Singer at the helm. While 20th Century Fox hasn't confirmed where the franchise will go from there, aside from the already-announced spinoffs Gambit and Wolverine 3, the director will step away from the superhero genre temporarily with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which starts production this fall. The filmmaker is also serving as executive producer on X-Men TV shows Hellfire and Legion, but a new report from Bleeding Cool reveals he's also developing another TV series based on a beloved comic book,
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