Millennium Films has tapped X-Men: First Class scribe Ashley Edward Miller to pen the screenplay for RED SONJA, the feature film based on a comic book heroine from the 1970’s. The project is being financed by Millennium and produced by the company along with Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Christa Campbell & Lati Grobman and Red Sonja rights holder Luke Lieberman.
The project was put into fast-track development by Avi Lerner after the success of Warner Bros.’ female-led film Wonder Woman, which captured a new generation at the box office by making $821.8M worldwide.
The Red Sonja is a sword and sorcery comic-book heroine who is known as the she-devil with the sword and was created by writer Roy Thomas, Robert E. Howard, and artist Barry Windsor for Marvel Comics in 1973.
In an interview, Miller spoke about bringing Red Sonja to the big screen. “It’s an exciting opportunity to faithfully adapt the amazing Hyborean world Robert E. Howard created, and inject it with Sonja’s intelligence, ferocity, and fearless humanity,” he said. “I want people to love Sonja the way I love her, and walk out of the theater understanding why she’s so popular and enduring. Sonja is an icon.”
Miller’s most recent credits include Fox’s upcoming Big Trouble in Little China, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fringe, and Black Sails. Miller is represented by WME.
This was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern