Let’s hear it for actors who try to take their careers into their own hands. It’s not something that always works out, but I can applaud people who are proactive when it comes to shaping the direction of their career path. We’ve recently heard that Bradley Cooper, for example, is so keen on making a film based on Dan Simmons’ Hyperion novels that he’s angling to write the script himself. And now Jason Momoa, who plays the lead in the new version of Conan the Barbarian, says he is writing a script for the sequel. Read More »

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Simon West May Direct Amber Heard in ‘Red Sonja’

A Red Sonja film has been percolating for the last few years, kicked off when Rose McGowan was set to star with Robert Rodriguez producing. Teaser artwork was dramatically unveiled, and the film seemed like one of several that would be the fruit of the real-life relationship between the director and his Planet Terror actress. But things changed, and while it seemed for a moment as if the film might survive the end of the Rodriguez/McGowan relationship, that version of Red Sonja has been dead for some time.

The film is still being developed at Nu Image/Millennium, however. Now producer Avi Lerner says that he’s got Simon West set to direct a new version, and that he likes his Drive Angry actress Amber Heard for the title role. Read More »

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