Ashley Edward Miller has been brought onboard to pen the screenplay for “Red Sonja,” the film adaptation of the iconic 1970s Marvel comic book heroine inspired by “Conan” creator Robert E. Howard and setup at Millennium Films.
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.
The project has been in development for many years and gone through several filmmakers, but the current version is being fast-tracked with Miller’s hiring helping move it along quickly.
Miller says in a statement: “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. 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 previously penned two of the more underrated Marvel films – Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” and Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” – and has worked on notable genre series including “Fringe,” “Black Sails” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”. He recently penned the upcoming “Big Trouble in Little China” remake.
Avi Lerner, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Luke Lieberman, Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon will produce.