SDCC 08: Rodriguez Brings Back Red Sonja

Red Sonja returnsOne of the bigger announcements from yesterday’s show was Robert Rodriguez’s Red Sonja. The adaptation of the popular sword and sandals (and lots of blood) will be coming our way from Millennium Films next year.

Rodriguez is serving as producer on the film with his long-time second unit director Douglas Aarniokoski in the director’s chair. Oh, and Red Sonja will be played by none other than Rose McGowan. Luscious, delicious and deadly Rose McGowan. What more could you want? How about a logline:

Red Sonja returnsIn her return we find Red Sonja, a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical redhead blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath

Rodriguez was asked during the presentation panel if he had any intentions of wussing out on the gore that we all would expect from a movie about a warrior woman seeking vengeance. His response? ”My name’s Robert Rodriguez. That’s “RR”. That means a double dose of R-rating.”

Apparently the joke was well received. Rodriguez also made mention that when one thinks of iconic art from Conan or Red Sonja, one sees them standing on a pile of bodies. He promise that the Red Sonja film will deliver on that imagery as well.

Production is set to kick off in October, so expect more updates soon!

Johnny Butane

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  • Gossip Guy

    Rose Had A BIG Surgery and they took a bones from her, just because of her training for Red Sonja movie!!! and she’s training so hard, to do dangerous moves! and there’s no actress in the world would do what rose do!!! she’s THE BEST ACTRESS In The World!! and all what you say losers, will never change that! she has the role, and she’s the star of the movie now! so in ur faces LOSERS!

    • Cash Bailey

      I think you’re my new favourite internet nutcase.

    • PelusaMG

      Did you make that “Leave Britney Alone” video?

  • jaylbird

    McGowan’s hot, but a little short. She seems kinda like a pixie to me. Maybe a petition should be made to contract Liv Tyler instead.

    Liv isn’t working on anything right now and she’s got the look and measurements of Brigitte, the original scarlet-clad warrior goddess!

  • Kryten Syxx

    Maybe he couldn’t get the rights to Heavenly Sword, so he settled for Red Sonja?

  • Tsotha-lanti

    The other poster with her atop the pile of skulls, though, is okay. RobRod is the right pick for directing this… but I still think Rose McGowan is a bit miscast here.

    • Foywonder

      Rodriguez isn’t directing it – only producing. And sleeping with the star, of course.

      • Tsotha-lanti

        I stand corrected.

  • G.D.

    Ugh, that face poster is disturbingly ugly.

  • Gus Bjork

    I’m having a tough with imagining McGowan as Red Sonja too. I can imagine her in a lot of ways God knows but she’s a little small and and a little frail for Sonja. Maybe they’ll use that though, that opponents underestimate her or something.

    The blade licking one is awful. It looks like what a marginally talented but socially troubled 12 year old boy would draw for a sexy warrior woman. Although the other is nice and moody if not a little much.

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    Rose McGowan in chainmail lingerie hacking a bunch of shit up with a huge fucking sword.

    What’s not to buy? Shit, if possible, I’d preorder my ticket today.

  • Kryten Syxx

    Sorry, not buying it. Rose just doesn’t look intimidating at all.