Okay, so remember when Robert Rodriquez was going to direct Rose McGowan as Red Sonja? Yeah, thatâ€™s not going to happen. What is going to happen is apparently Simon West directing Red Sonja. That would be Simon â€œCon Airâ€ West, though I would also have accepted Simon â€œTomb Raiderâ€ West. Apparently, heâ€™s been doing some TV stuff as well.
I liked Con Air and all, but it seems to have been an anomaly. I found Lara Croft: Tomb Raider pretty pedestrian, actually boring in parts. It totally failed to hold my interest, and that was even with Angelina Jolie in a tight shirt. Heâ€™s going to need to really up his game if heâ€™s going to interest me in Red Sonja, which basically has the same assets as Lara Croft . . . well, that and itâ€™s based on a sword & sorcery property that is tangentially linked to Conan.
And the young lady to play Red Sonja? Well, the producer wants Amber Heard, of whom I had not . . . heard. Sorry about that. Google image search tells me sheâ€™s an attractive enough young lady, but I donâ€™t really see her as Red Sonja. Sheâ€™d have to hit the gym a lot to make me believe sheâ€™s a warrior-woman.
So yet another â€œmehâ€ response to big Hollywood news. Get yer shit together, Hollywood.
You can find my review of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider here.