Red Sonja Film Gets New Screenwriter

RedSonja-Cov-Anacleto-02-IvanColorsA new Red Sonja film has been in the works for quite some time now. It once had Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) attached to direct as a potential vehicle for his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan. At another point writer / director Doug Aarniokoski was working on it… but the project set up with Nu Image / Millennium Films just hasn't moved forward much.

Word now is that Christopher Cosmos has been brought on as screenwriter. Cosmos is a former VP of the managment-production company Benderspink who left to pursue screenwriting. He sold his first script, The Fall, a post-apocalyptic thriller in 2012.

Red Sonja was created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, basing her on the Robert E. Howard character of Red Sonya of Rogatino from the 1934 short story Shadow Of The Vulture. She first appeared in Conan The Barbarian #23 in 1973 for Marvel Comics and eventually lead to the 1985 film starring Brigitte Nielson.

The character's popularity waned for a while until around 2005 when Dynamite Entertainment secured the rights from Red Sonja LLC to publish new comics about the heroine. Dynamite has continued to publish the character for 10 years including the current on-going series by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani as well as including her in their newest event series Swords of Sorrow.

[Source: THR]

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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