Robert Rodriguez has been toying with the idea of a reboot of Red Sonja, the warrior vixen who’s slain all manners of beings alongside counterpart Conan, since long before Marcus Nispel began shooting his take on the Cimmerian slaughterer last month. As far back as 2008, the filmmaker had been working on the re-tooling with his then girlfriend Rose McGowan in the lead role.
Recently, McGowan was cast as a half human, half witch, all evil character in Nispel’s new film, leaving the status of Sonja unknown. Additionally, insider’s claim that the entire project (who’s home is at Millennium Films, like Conan) as it existed under Rodriguez’s thumb has been scrapped and a new writer is being searching for to re-work David N. White’s script. Today, Pajiba reports that not only is the project far from dead, but it’s attracted a major star – Megan Fox.
File this under rumor for the time being, but the sexy Transformers star may end up wielding deadly weapons in the update. She is of the perfect age, type and point in her career to take on a major action tentpole and potential franchise, what with her involvement in the robots-in-disguise franchise uncertain past next years installment, which reportedly begins shooting next month.
A lot of action, a little clothes and Megan Fox? Sign us up today! Meanwhile, check out the studio’s 2008 description of the project:
In 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 red-head 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.