"Red Sonja" to Make Her Big-Screen Return

by | May 2, 2006 | Comments

1985’s (frankly and unintentionally hilarious) "Red Sonja" was originally meant to be a second sequel to "Conan the Barbarian," but a whole bunch of confusing legal problems dictated that the Arnold Schwarzenegger be called "Calidor" instead of "Conan" in the flick. I told you that trivial tidbit so I could tell you this one: a new "Red Sonja" movie is on its way.

According to Variety, "Millennium and Emmett/Furla picked up the film rights from Red Sonja, home of the comicbook property. Last year, Dynamite Entertainment launched a new Red Sonja series that has gone on to be one of the bestselling indie comicbooks on the market.

Red Sonja, created by sword-and-sorcery legend Robert E. Howard, was introduced into Marvel’s "Conan the Barbarian" comics in 1973 and soon was given her own title.

The 1985 "Red Sonja" pic, toplining Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released by MGM to dismal box office numbers. Because of rights issues, Schwarzenegger’s character couldn’t be called Conan in the film, which was directed by Richard Fleischer.

"The first movie was not a good one — all the more reason to remake it. It is a great character and a great brand," said Joe Gatta, head of Millennium Films."

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