AceShowbiz - "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle" movie reboot is in development at Millennium Films. Deadline has reported that the studio is set to reboot the 1984 film focusing on the comic book heroine who, similar to Tarzan, finds herself orphaned by animals as she grows up to become a force for good in the jungle.
Producing the picture will be Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Joe Gatta, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson. Joining them are Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell as producers. No release date is set just yet for the new film, but it is aiming for a summer 2018 start. No additional detail is available as of know, as the project is in early stage of development.
The studio seems to be hoping to cash-in on the massive success of Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" which is now ranked as the fifth highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in North America. The superhero flick starring %cGal Gadot% as Diana Prince has a worldwide box office total of $813.2 million.
Sheena actually predates Diana by four years, as she was the first female comic book character to receive her own title way back in 1938. The character has been depicted in live-action before, first by %cIrish McCalla% on a TV series that ran from 1955 to 1956, then by %cTanya Roberts% in a 1984 film from Columbia Pictures, and finally by %cGeena Lee Nolin% on a short-lived TV reboot in 2000.
Aside from "Sheena", another female-fronted comic book film currently in the works is Marvel's "Captain Marvel", which has %cBrie Larson% taking on the role of the titular heroine. Captain Marvel, whose alter-ego is Carol Danvers, is an Air Force pilot who develops superhuman powers. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2019.