"Transparent" creator Jill Soloway has been tapped to write and direct "Red Sonja," a comic book adaptation that was put on hold after director Bryan Singer was fired earlier this year over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Deadline reports Millennium Films has hired Soloway, who is "coming in with a bold new take, and gives the film much better optics."
A "Red Sonja" movie has been in the works for over a decade. In 2008, Robert Rodriguez and then-girlfriend Rose McGowan announced the project at Comic-Con. After they departed the project, it went into development hell.
Sonja first appeared in the pages of Marvel’s "Conan the Barbarian" comic and has headlined her own series for Marvel and other publishers. Her origin story has been changed several times, but initially she was raped as a teen by mercenaries before going on a journey of revenge.
The comic was previously adapted into a 1985 movie starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I can’t wait to bring Red Sonja’s epic world to life,” Soloway told Deadline. “Exploring this powerful mythology and evolving what it means to be a heroine is an artistic dream come true.”
The movie will be Soloway's first project following the end of "Transparent," which concludes with a two-hour movie musical on Amazon this fall.