The actress is due to play the title role in a revamping of the 1985 action film

By EW Staff
Updated July 01, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

(FROM VARIETY) — Rose McGowan is set to star in a remake of Red Sonja, 1985’s comic-based action flick that featured Brigitte Nielsen as a vengeful woman warrior. Robert Rodriguez, who directed McGowan in last year’s Grindhouse, will be a producer, while Douglas Aarniokoski (Highlander: Endgame) will direct. Production is slated to begin in October. (Variety)