Rose McGowan to Play Red Sonja
Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez has told USA Today that he’ll be producing a movie of Conan spin-off, Red Sonja, starring his current girlfriend, ex-Charmed actress Rose McGowan, as the flame haired warrior-vixen. “Rose is a pistol. She’s whip-smart, has attitude to burn, is sexy, extremely strong, yet has a vulnerable side that would surprise her closest friends. That description also fits Red Sonja,” said Rodriguez as McGowan held him in a half nelson. Probably. The film will be directed by Douglas (Highlander: Endgame) Aarniokoski, and the script will take its inspiration from the Marvel Comics take on the character as well as the original Robert E Howard pulp novels.
Clash of the Movies
Hollywood is prepping not one, but two major movies based on Greek myths, including a remake of Ray Harryhausen’s Clash of the Titans (hopefully without the robot owl) to be directed by Incredible Hulk helmer, Louis Leterrier, from a script by Lawrence (The Empire Strikes Back) Kasdan. Variety also reports that Tarsem (The Cell) Singh is lined up to direct War of Gods, the story of young warrior prince Theseus and his battles against demons and titans. Both films are expected to make use of similar green screen techniques to the ones used in 300.
Wanted scriptwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas have written a script for Sony called Creatures Great and Small, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s not a big screen version of the James Herriot novels (what, no hands up cows’ backsides?) but a Jurassic Park-style fantasy set in a future world where animals rule and humans are in a minority. Wonder if it ends with someone discovering a half-buried Statue of Liberty?