Bryan Singer Reportedly Developing R-Rated RED SONJA Series
I’ve been a fan of Red Sonja for a long time, and I’ve been waiting to see the character get a new live action adaptation for years. Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Red Sonja film back in 1985, and there have been plans for a new film since 2008. At that time Robert Rodriguez was attached to develop it with Rose McGowan, then Simon West was going to take it on with Amber Heard in the lead role. The last year I heard, Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. There’s been no news on the project since.
Now Bleeding Cool is reporting some news from a “reliable source” that director Bryan Singer is currently developing an R-rated TV series adaptation that will bring the “She-Devil with a Sword” to life. This is one of those series that could potentially land on HBO, Netflix, Starz, or any of those cable or streaming services.
I was really excited for a new movie, but I’d gladly watch a badass TV series! The report goes on to explain that the owner of the property, Luke Lieberman, is an executive producer along with Singer’s production company Bad Hat Harry. On top of that, Singer is reportedly going to direct it. This is all just a rumor at this point. If it is true, there's no word on if Singer will do it before or after 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Red Sonja made her comic debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 back in 1975 from writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. She was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture."
Red Sonja is the greatest swordswoman of the Hyborean Age and more than a match for any man in combat. She has become the archetypal example of the strikingly beautiful warrior woman clad in her iconic bikini-like armor.