Red Sonja Swings Again

By Garth Franklin Tuesday May 2nd 2006 07:20PM

Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films are bringing sword-and-sorcery comicbook heroine "Red Sonja" back to the bigscreen reports Variety.

The $25+ million budget flick's announcement comes a year after Dynamite Entertainment launched a new Red Sonja series that has gone on to be one of the bestselling indie comicbooks on the market.

Red Sonja, created by sword-and-sorcery legend Robert E. Howard, was introduced into Marvel's "Conan the Barbarian" comics in 1973 and soon was given her own title.

A 1985 "Red Sonja" pic with Brigitte Nielson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released by MGM to dismal box office numbers and poor reviews.