The Robert Rodriguez produced 'Red Sonja' remake has been bouncing around on the movie plate for quite some time now. We had the saucy Rose McGowan cast as the lead and even teaser art floating about. However, McGowan was off the project and the hunt was on for a sexy replacement. Well producer Avi Lerner has been chatting with the folks over at Empire and have certainly upped the stakes from it's once 'development hell' status. Not only is 'When a Stranger Calls' and 'Con Air' British helmer Simon West in line to direct but the sexy 'Drive Angry 3D' star Amber Heard (below) is 'the favourite' to take the lead role as 'Red Sonja'! 'Red Sonja', a comic book based character, was first turned into a feature back in 1985 in the cult Richard Fleischer movie of the same name. Back then it was Brigitte Nielsen who played the part alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger who starred as Kalidor.
Here's the synopsis for the original:
"The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She raids the city Hablac and kills the keeper of a talisman that gives her great power. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man..."
Sexy Amber Heard Set To Fill 'Red Sonja's Boots!?