Millennium Films is looking to bring Sheena: Queen of The Jungle back to the big screen. Deadline reports that the studio is eager to find the next Wonder Woman, a film that proved to be a box office phenomenon after amassing an impressive $813 worldwide. Although a director and star have yet to be announced, the project is eyeing a 2018 summer start date.
This isn't the first live-action take on the character, as model-actress Irish McCalla first portrayed the hero in a 26-episode television series from 1955 to 1956. Tanya Roberts also starred in the role in a live-action film for Columbia Pictures in 1984.
Created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle was the first female comic book character with her own title, with her first issue debuting in 1937 in Great Britain and then a year later in the United States. In the comics, Sheena is an orphan that grew up in the jungle, where she learned to survive. She possesses the ability to communicate with wild animals as well as advanced fighting skills. Using these abilities, she protects her jungle home. The character currently stars in the Dynamite Entertainment comic series Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, written by Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujilo with art by Moritat.
Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Joe Gatta, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell will serve as producers on the project. The film does not yet have a release date.