Because people didn't snicker too loudly when Conan the Barbarian 3D went into production, the film's producers are gearing up to remake Red Sonja with a director already on board.

After the false start a few years back that only resulted in a Rose McGowan with sexy red hair poster, it looks like the project is back up. Producer Avi Lerner has revealed that Simon West will direct the project, and shared his hopes that Amber Heard will hold a prop sword toward the heavens while screaming triumphant very soon.
"We're talking to a few girls for the role of Sonja but we just finished a movie called  Drive Angry with Amber Heard, and I want to see her. She's my favourite for the role. Amber is the new Red Sonja... but she doesn't know it yet! When you write it she'll get the shock of her life! She'll call me and say 'How dare you talk to Empire before you talk to me?!'"

Ah. Publicly shaming young actresses into chain mail bikinis. A Hollywood institution since the Silent Era. (Empire)