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I gotta admit, as much as I don’t see Rose McGowan as Red Sonja, the fact that she seems completely gung-ho about making the movie happen come hell or high water sort of makes me want to see it. Surely, if the lead actress is this excited about a movie, it couldn’t be all bad — right? In any case, back in August McGowan tweeted that the movie was delayed, referencing “real life”, but didn’t really say what that meant. Now we know: she had injured herself, enough that it required surgery which is scheduled for later this year.
“I need one more arm surgery from nerve damage so I’m supposed to have that the beginning of December so if you see me anywhere I’ll be hobbling around with a cast. It’ll be very pretty. We’re hoping to start filming again in maybe a year.”
The reality is that the chances of a “Red Sonja” movie actually happening probably depends on the success of Marcus Nispel’s remake of “Conan”. Once that movie scores, you can easily advertise “Red Sonja” as a follow-up, and even bring that movie’s new Conan into “Sonja” as a cross-over event.
And come on, who would think seeing a live-version of THIS is a bad thing?