Rose McGowan Tweets Some “Red Sonja” Updates

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:01 pm,

red sonja Rose McGowan Tweets Some Red Sonja Updates

It seems like anyone waiting to see Rose McGowan wield a giant sword in Red Sonja will have to wait a while longer – haven’t we said this before?

The Robert Rodriguez produced / Douglas Aarniokoski directed film has been chugging along in development for quite some time now, and it was recently put on hold due to the economic downturn. It looked like McGowan might not suit-up (or should that be suit down) to play the titular heroine, but now the actress has taken to Twitter to soothe fans fears.

Although having said that, the film is over a year away at the very least. Wwill the actress’ schedule hold out?

McGowan’s first post on Twitter said:

“Just this once i’ll address questions about Red Sonja & others; i was meant to do in ’08. Major personal &private; reasons I pulled out. Starting 2 want to work again. Sometimes real life f***ing sucks. That’s all. God bless us survivors.”

The actress then followed the post up with:

“To clarify press reports: Red Sonja is delayed. I pulled out of doing it in ’09. Not permanently. Hopefully will follow Conan.”

And finally this:

” I am still contracted to do it Red Sonja. Hopefully Filming in ’10 not ’09″.

*Please note that all punctuation and grammar is McGowan’s!

Now it obviously appears that McGowan is still attached to the project – but it would appear that she has no idea when the film will go before cameras. If she is booked up with other projects when shooting begins then she might have to hand the sword over to another (younger?) actress?

Also the word “hopefully” covers a multitude of potential problems and although she is still contracted it does not mean she will star. After-all Brandon Routh and George Clooney were both contracted to star as Superman and Batman again!

McGowan is the girlfriend of producer Robert Rodriguez, so it is likely that she won’t be dropped. Although having said that, McGowan was supposed to star in a Rodriguez directed version of Barbarella and the studio walked away from the project because the actress wasn’t a big enough box office draw to justify the $70 million budget.

But no matter what, it certainly looks like we’ll be seeing Marcus Nispel’s Conan remake first – a film that has been in development for over a decade!

More when we get it!

Source: MTV and Twitter

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  1. Survivors? Personal? Did Rose have something awful, like cancer? I hate to speculate, but wow…


  2. Rose McGowan? Seriously. Is that the best they could do?

    I’d rather see the Arnold do it in drag.

    Maybe they are trying to wait her out…surely that contract will expire someday.

  3. @tweeb, the contract will never expire until she stops plonking the producer…

  4. LOL! I wonder if that is in the contract?

    Can she even read?

  5. man, i hope this wont do what WitchBlade did.
    Release a Great poster then not make the movie.

  6. I am kind of excited but nit really gagging for this movie

    I hope Rose stays…she is probably one of the hottest actress’s around…. not sure if she can actually ACT but whatever

    @Ken: hahaha at the use of the word plonk kudos

  7. I am kind of excited but nit really gagging for this movie

    I hope Rose stays…she is probably one of the hottest actress’s around…. not sure if she can actually ACT but whatever

    @Ken: hahaha at the use of the word plonk kudos

  8. Bring back Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav can play Ernie Reyes Jr.’s part!

  9. any ideas on any other actresses that would make a good red sonya?

  10. Who’s the tall blonde on Battlestar Galactica? Dye her hair red and give her a bastard sword!

  11. Her dog that she had for 11 years died of cancer last year so thats why she pulled out, imagine yourself.
    It was actually Robert that backed out from Barbarella, not the studio. He had secured the movie for 75 million to do it in Germany. He has five (5) kids so he declined. So there is Maybe the author of this article would learn to do some researching before publishing, huh?

  12. Pull out from making a movie because her dog died? Weird, Liam Neeson’s WIFE died and he’s making a movie… Probably better to keep yourself busy if you’re sad about something anyway…

  13. Rose Mcgowan is one of my favorite actresses!