Millennium Films has announced plans for a new adaptation of the 1930s comic book property “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle”.
Created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, and partly inspired by H. Rider Haggard’s iconic 1886 novel “She,” Sheena was the first female comics character to have her own title.
In the comics, Sheena was an orphan who lived in the jungle. She could communicate with wild animals and was a proficient fighter with basic weapons. In her adventures, she took on slave traders, evil white hunters and wild animals.
One change with the new interpretation is that it will be set in the jungles of the Amazon rather than Africa.
The property was adapted for TV in the 1950s (with Irish McCalla) and 2000 (with Gena Lee Nolin), and was most famously adapted onto film in 1984 with Tanya Roberts in the role.
Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Joe Gatta, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell will produce.