Things have been quiet on the Red Sonja front for a while. A few posters were released last year, but then producer Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan split. Then they got back together, and now McGowan has taken to her Twitter account to give an update on what’s happening:
To clarify press reports: Red Sonja is delayed. I pulled out of doing it in ’09. Not permanently. Hopefully will follow Conan.
I am still contracted to do Red Sonja. Hopefully Filming in ’10 not ’09
I’ll take a guess that she pulled out because of the split, however Filmonic isn’t a gossip site so I’ll leave it at that. Back in June producer Joe Gatta also said that it would probably start filming next year:
“Because of certain issues and the economy, we had to change our plan a bit,” executive producer Joe Gatta told Empire Magazine . “It’s frustrating because we thought we’d make the movie last year, before Conan.”
Even last month, Gatta explained that Sonja was going to have to wait until after production on “Conan.” As he explained to Empire: “I would say though the emphasis is on Conan [rather than Red Sonja]. It’s our crown jewel here at the company and that will be the leader. Red Sonja probably won’t happen until next year, as far as making it goes. So we want to launch Conan and reinvent the franchise.”
Out of the two i’m not exactly eager to see either film, however I’d probably take Conan over Red Sonja. I also think there are better actresses who could play the character (forget what I said about Filmonic not being a gossip site. McGown only got the part because she’s hooked up with Robert Rodriguez).