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“Red Sonja” Reboot Still Happening Assures Star Hannah John-Kamen

Okay, so, this isn’t the most detailed nor long update, but Millennium Films’ upcoming “Red Sonja” reboot is still happening. And, more importantly, Hannah John-Kamen is still attached to star as the She-Devil with a Sword.

We first broke the news back in May, with the announcement of the “Ant-Man and The Wasp” not-a-villain actor would be bringing the character to life. Red Sonja made her first appearance in the pages of Conan #23 back in 1973. She was created by Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas, and Barry Windsor-Smith. And, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the late great Frank Thorne‘s contributions to her iconic look.

Hannah John-Kamen, “Killjoys” SYFY

Yes, this is the same film that was originally going to have director Bryan Singer, but thankfully Millennium Films got the note, and decided that wasn’t the best idea.

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Joey Soloway (“Transparent”) is directing from a script he wrote with Tasha Huo (Netflix’s upcoming “Tomb Raider”). “Hannah is a very talented actress who we’ve been following for years and she IS Red Sonja,” Soloway revealed. “Her range, sensibilities and strength are all qualities we have been looking for and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey together.”

Today’s update comes from John-Kamen’s recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, mostly focusing on her role as Jill Valentine in “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.”

THR: Are you still attached to star in Red Sonja?

Hannah John-Kamen: Yes! (Laughs.)

So…yeah. Not a huge update, but, it’s something.

We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.

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