Red Sonja movie is in development. Millenium Film is in negotiation with Bryan Singer (director of X-Men movies) to be director.
Red Sonja first appeared in Conan The Barbarian #23 (February 1993) published by Marvel Comics created by Roy Thomas and Barry Smith.
There has been couple versions of her Red Sonja’s origin. One is that her village got burned by mercenaries and her family got killed. She vowed revenge and her red goddess appeared and gave her fighting skills. Another version of her origin, her village got burned and she lured the bandits into the forest and killed them one by one. No red goddess appeared in the second story.
There was Red Sonja movie back in 1985 starring Bridgitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenneger. The movie got trashed by critics. Arnold himself said “That’s worst film I ever made.”. Hopefully the new one will be better.
I actually did remember seeing this movie as a child. I liked it as a child but if I were to watch it now, probably not.
A recent copy of Conan The Barbarian 23 CGC 9.2 sold for $149.99 on September 17.