UPDATE: ROSE MCGOWAN’S INJURY POSTPONES RED SONJA. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST NEWS 9/9/09.
While this will be not doubt 1000% better than the previous Red Sonja film will the market be ready “Barbarian” style flicks? There seems to be a new interest in this genre as with this film and director Brett Ratner will helm a new Conan. In additional, from my previous blog entry Djimon Hounsou is interesting in playing Thulsa Doom from the first Conan movie in a separate movie. We see how this fair in the coming future.
Read more below from Los Angles Times:
Rose McGowan says she can’t wait to wear the chain mail bikini of Red Sonja, the barbarian queen. Why? “The suffragettes would have loved her. She would only be with a man if he had bested her with the sword first. That was a pretty feminist statement … well, as far as comic books go back then.”
McGowan said she had a “very depressing year” seeking a challenging, nuanced role in Hollywood when most movies present women “not even as straight man, they’re the straight man to the straight man.” When a script came her way reviving the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in “Conan the Barbarian” under writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith (drawing, of course, on the work of pulp icon Robert E. Howard) she was intrigued. She showed it to her boyfriend, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and asked if he had ever heard of the character.
And, of course, Rodriguez turned out to be a rabid fan of the Marvel Conan comics and Sonja as well. “I learned to draw by tracing the art in ‘Savage Sword of Conan,’ John Buscema and all of that. They led back to the books by Howard and loved him, partly because he was the weird guy from Texas like me.” The two of them told me all of this on Thursday as they relaxed in a (relatively) quiet corner of Comic-Con after their panel on “Red Sonja.” The wide-eyed pair had just bumped into Stan Lee (McGowan: “Wow, he is a salesman”) and seemed charmed and a bit overwhelmed by the whole day. “I’m a novice but I love it,” McGowan said as Rodriguez nodded.