Rob Rodriguez + Rose McGowan = Red Sonja
USA Today reports Rodriguez will try and get his girlfriend, Rose McGowan, to play the fire-haired hellraiser, which would be a long way from the casting of Brigitte Nielsen in the awful 1985 version.
“When they first came to me with it, I thought it was funny,” says the actress, 34. “I do have a body made for sitting on a veranda with mint juleps and a parasol. I don’t know why I always have to save the planet.”
Rodriguez and McGowan both say they haven’t seen the original, and don’t plan to watch it. They plan to cull the origin from the comics and the pulp novels of Robert E. Howard, with Rodriguez associate Douglas Aarniokoski as director. It can’t be much worse than Brigitte’s take on the material.
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