Just what the world needs!

Variety is reporting that actress Rose McGowan is going to star in a remake of the atrociously bad eighties film Red Sonja.

For those of you who haven't seen the original, Red Sonja was a nearly unwatchable 1985 fantasy movie starring Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The character of Red Sonja is a red-haired, skimply-dressed swordswoman with a trauma-filled past and a monster chip on her shoulder. She was based on a minor character from the Conan the Barbarian comic book series, who was in turn based on a character from a short story written by pulp fiction author Robert E. Howard. According to Wikipedia, Red Sonja now appears in her own monthly series: Red Sonja: She-Devil With a Sword.

Wow. I don't think I've ever seen the whole Red Sonja movie, but I know I've caught snippets of it on TV, and its awe-inspiring awfulness really stands out in my mind. I wonder if McGowan is hoping this will work as a half highbrow/half lowbrow Kill Bill-style revenge movie?
Posted by: Julianka


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