Filming is (finally) underway for the long-gestating reboot of Red Sonja, and Millennium has given eager fans their first look at the titular character.
The road to getting a new Red Sonja movie has been a long and winding one. Since the original released all the way back in 1985, studios have been struggling to get another up on the screen. Cycling through multiple directors and actors, things are finally moving forward for the iconic character.
With production underway for the new film, the studios have released a first look image at the star, Matilda Lutz, suited up as Red Sonja herself (along with revealing a few more members of the cast):
Principal photography is currently underway at the Bulgarian Nu Boyana Studio with additional shoots at the Greek Nu Boyana Studio later this month. Based upon the popular comic book character, the film also features Wallis Day (Sex/Life, Batwoman) as Annisia and Robert Sheehan (The Umbrella Academy, Misfits) as Draygan.
Additional cast include Michael Bisping (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) as Hawk, Martyn Ford as General Karlak (F9: The Fast Saga, Final Score), Eliza Matengu (Thor: Love and Thunder) as Amarak, Manal El Feitury (Code Red) as Ayala, and Katrina Durden (Doctor Strange, Shadow and Bone) as Saevus. M.J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) is directing with the script written by Joey Soloway (Transparent) and Tasha Huo (Netflix’s Tomb Raider).
RED SONJA is derived from the sword and sorcery comic books of the same name by Dynamite Entertainment, based on the heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted by Roy Thomas.
Red Sonja currently doesn’t have a release date, but at least it’s filming!