Amber Heard (“Drive Angry,” “The Informers”) is being pursued to play the titular lead in “Red Sonja” for Nu Image and Millennium Films.
“Amber is the new Red Sonja, but she doesn’t know it yet!” producer Avi Lerner tells Empire. Catch is while Heard is eyed for the role, negotiations haven’t begun.
The character is a fiery-haired warrior in a chainmail bikini who seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. Brigitte Nielsen played the character in a 1985 feature which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Simon West (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “The Mechanic”) directs this new incarnation of the Robert E. Howard-created character. The film has been in development for a while with actress Rose McGowan and director Robert Rodriguez previously attached back in 2008.