Coming this Season: Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux — the scantily clad elite assassin that entertained stoners and teenagers in the cult MTV anime series — comes to the big screen this holiday season. Set 400 years in the future, the film stars Charlize Theron as the titular character, a contract killer part of a small rebellion in the last city on Earth against an evil totalitarian government. The cartoon version, which aired in the early ’90s, featured Flux as one of the most original female characters of its time — a slinky, sexed-up female gunslinger long before the days of Trinity (of “The Matrix”) and Lara Croft (of “Tomb Raider”). But will the film retain the same darkly erotic appeal that the series had? “You know, it is a cartoon and I am not a cartoon,” Theron said in a college conference call. “I cannot run around in a G-string and do the splits because Paramount will not be able to release the film.” However, director Karyn Kusama’s (“Girl Fight”) version should be at least a good opportunity to see some brutal action sequences and enticing nudity.