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According to Variety, Rose McGowan is joining Marcus Nispel’s (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2003), Friday the 13th, 2009) Conan revamp! I am excited Rose is announced to a new project but I already feel this is gonna create some confusion for some people.
She is set to be playing an evil half-human/half-witch in the movie, not Red Sonja, whom we’ve all eagerly been waiting for since we were teased with the Red Sonja imagery back in 2008. Red Sonja first appeared in Conan the Barbarian and while the character will not take part in the new film, it’s kinda cool Rose will somehow get into this Conan-universe. But what does this mean for Red Sonja?
Back in August of 2009, Rose said this:
To clarify press reports: Red Sonja is delayed. I pulled out of doing it in ‘09. Not permanently. Hopefully will follow Conan.
I am still contracted to do it Red Sonja. Hopefully Filming in ‘10 not ‘09
Only time will tell the fate of Sonja. I guess if Conan succeeds at the box office a Red Sonja film (albeit that new character confusion) might be a smart move. But if the film doesn’t, well we just might be hearing the swan song, like we did with Barbarella. It definitely won’t be being released this year and given our run of luck with the stand stilled films these few years, I’d highly doubt filming either – unless by some chance later in the year. But I’m not an expert, just giving my guess. We’ll of course research and let you know if we find out any other details!
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At this time last year, Rose McGowan told us how excited she was to be kicking butt and working under the direction of her fiancé Robert Rodriguez in the she-devil comic book adaptation Red Sonja, but it turns out a serious injury has brought the production to a standstill.
“I had wrist and elbow surgery and they took part of my elbow out. I had really bad nerve damage from doing stunts – I do a lot of my own stunts,” McGowan recently told Tarts. “I could no longer use my arm, but now I can hold a fork and drive so we’re working our way up. It’ll probably be another six months of rehab, but it’s the price you pay for being really limber and being able to do back flips!”
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Rose McGowan announced on Twitter that she will be in Iowa to film indie movie Dylan’s Wake. Filming starts August 31. Here’s what she said:
Breaking news!! I’m heading to Iowa to film a movie called Dylan’s Wake. Very well written indie. my co-star is Nick Stahl – so talented. directed by Omar Naim who did The Final Cut, which I loved
Congratulations to Rose! I believe I’m speaking for all the fans when I say that I am super excited about her announcement!
She also posted the following regarding Red Sonja:
To clarify press reports: Red Sonja is delayed. I pulled out of doing it in ’09. Not permanently. Hopefully will follow Conan.
I am still contracted to do it Red Sonja. Hopefully Filming in ’10 not ’09
From Rose’s Twitter:
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 fucking sucks. That’s all. God bless us survivors.
We hope things are better for her now. All the best to Rose!
The ‘She-devil with a sword- last seen on out screens as Brigitte Nielsen in Richard Fleischer’s shonky in out multiplexes as soon as we thought. Set to be directed by Douglas Aarniokoski and star Rose McGowan, with Robert Rodriguez producing, the project is now on hiatus.
“Because of certain issues and the economy, we had to change our plan a bit,” admits executive producer Joe Gatta, who’s also producing the Conan reboot.”It’s frustrating because we thought we’d make the movie last year, before Conan.”
Gatta is still confident Red Sonja will go before cameras in 2010, and he can confirm this will be an origin stoy that ignores Fleisher’s shaky stub at the flame-haired warrioress and goes straight to the source: Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s comic-book character, despite the fact that she started out as a Conan comic-book spin-off.
Gatta is confident of the character’s stansalone appeal. “She’s beautiful and sexy, and she kicks ass! Although you have to be really careful so it’s not campy. You want to make it real. Make her convicingly tough. And I think we have a script that’s cracked it.”
DJ EXPECTED: Late 2010 TBC