Red Sonja: Tasha Huo writes fantasy adaptation with director Joey Soloway
The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that Tasha Huo will write Millennium’s fantasy adaptation of Red Sonja with director Joey Soloway, based on the 1970s comic book heroine. Huo will appear as the showrunner and executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming animation Tomb Raider Series.
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“I have loved Red Sonja forever and I am very honored to help her guard her story and begin this cinematic journey. There couldn’t be a bigger moment in our world for Red Sonja’s exercise of power and her connection with nature and our planet, ”said Soloway. “She’s an old heroine with an epic calling, and translating that to the screen is a dream come true for me as a filmmaker. I can’t wait to work with Tasha on this vision. “
Jonathan Younger, Co-President of Millennium added, “We are very excited to be bringing this to life Red Sonja to the market and to the world. That took a long time. Having Joey Soloway at the helm of this iconic feminist franchise is the perfect recipe for a magical adventure, just what the world needs today. “
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Mark Canton (300, power) and Courtney Solomon (After this) will produce with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman on behalf of Campbell Grobman Films. Andrea Sperling will also produce on behalf of Topple, with Yariv Lerner from Millennium, Jeffrey Greenstein, Younger, Les Weldon, Joe Gatta and Tanner Mobley also producing. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson and Trevor Short will serve as executive producers alongside Dorothy Canton and Luke Lieberman.
The casting of the project is expected to begin immediately.
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Red Sonja is a sword-and-sorcery character based on the comics created for Marvel Comics in 1973 by Robert E. Howard, writer Roy Thomas, and artist Barry Windsor Smith. The comics will be released today through Dynamite Entertainment.
Red Sonja had previously been transferred to the 1985 film directed by Richard Fleischer with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen. You can order a copy of the 1985 film here!