Though it’s a pretty bad movie, I can’t help having a fondness for the 1985 sword and sorcery effort Red Sonja, starring Brigitte Nielson’s b*****s….no, sorry….I mean Brigitte Nielson and Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Conan stand-in called Kalidor. The sword wielding heroine was actually created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor Smith and featured in several comic book runs, the most admired being in 2013. Though the movie adaptation hardly set the box office alight, a while back there were rumours that Bryan Singer was developing a TV series, though that came to nothing.
But now, Deadline reports that a new Red Sonja film is coming and will be produced by Avi Lerner [The Expendables] and Joe Gatta [2011’s Conan the Barbarian]. Said Lerner to Deadline:
“We have been waiting for the right time for this remake, and with the success of Wonder Woman, the audience has spoken. They want female heroes.”
But is there an actress around who can fill Brigitte’s….um….shoes?