Millennium Films and executive producer Luke Lieberman have found a new writer and director to bring the “She-Devil with a Sword” to the big screen.
In an exclusive to Deadline, Transparent creator Jill Soloway has been hired to write and direct a big screen adaptation of the heroine Red Sonja. Soloway is said to be bringing a new take to the classic character. Following the controversial hiring and subsequent firing of Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, the studio was looking for a replacement that would be a better choice for both the character and the studio.
Soloway told Deadline; “I can’t wait to bring Red Sonja’s epic world to life,” she said. “Exploring this powerful mythology and evolving what it means to be a heroine is an artistic dream come true.”
Red Sonja originated in comics in the 1970’s and Dynamite Entertainment currently publishes the characters adventures. Sonja initially graced the screen in a 1985 film starring Brigitte Neilsen in the title role.
No casting news has been announced for who will place the lead character. Let me know who you think should play the character in the comments below.