More than a year ago I blogged about the planned Red Sonja remake that Robert Rodriguez was planning. In this remake, his then girlfriend Rose McGowan will get the titular role of Red Sonja. Rodriguez was set to produce it with Douglas Aarniokoski as the director. The team even released teaser posters featuring McGowan in her sexy Red Sonja costume.
But with nary a sign of the Red Sonja project moving there are doubts that it will push through. Recently, Rose McGowan was announced to have snagged a role in the Conan remake and she won’t be playing Red Sonja in this movie. She will reportedly play the role of a witch.
Now there are rumors that the Red Sonja role and movie is being offered to Megan Fox. I think she is a worthy choice for the role. She definitely has the femme fatale looks that is needed to give justice to Red Sonja. All she needs to do is to put on some muscles and a little weight and she’s all set to go.
Hopefully, this project pushes through. I know that millions of men will be waiting for Fox to don the Red Sonja outfit.
In addition to McGowan, Aarniokoski is apparently off the project as well and they are looking for another writer to take a pass at David N. White’s script.
Pajiba says that an offer has now been made to “Transformers” star Megan Fox to play the mythical flame-haired comic-book vixen with a sword. Will she take the role? We’ll have to wait and see.
In June ’08, the project was described as follows:
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.