Looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer to see the red-haired she-devil, Red Sonja, return to the big screen.
Bryan Singer’s ‘Red Sonja‘ Movie is on Hold Amid Controversy. The director was accused of misconduct and rape in an ‘Atlantic’ expose. Millennium Films is putting Red Sonja on hold amid renewed controversy surrounding director Bryan Singer.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Red Sonja would have been in the $70 million to $80 million budget with up to $10 million payday for Singer. The female-empowered story was expected to begin shooting in Bulgaria in the spring.
In the wake of the Atlantic expose, a number of organizations have distanced themselves from Singer’s latest directorial effort Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer received credit on Rhapsody, though he was fired weeks before production ended for issues unrelated to abuse claims.
Red Sonja is a fictional character, a sword-and-sorcery comic book heroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith for Marvel Comics in 1973, partially based on Robert E. Howard‘s characters Red Sonya of Rogatino and Dark Agnes de Chastillon.
Despite wearing a chainmail bikini and boots, Red Sonja was anything BUT mere cheesecake adolescent fantasy. She was a warrior as vicious as Conan and headlined her own comic book series multiple times.
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