Bryan Singer-directed project Red Sonja put on hold amidst abuse allegations

Esequiel Farfan
Febrero 12, 2019

After being fired from his film Bohemian Rhapsody amid production, director Bryan Singer was roped in to helm Red Sonja. Despite the fact, his latest film, Bohemian Rhapsody - primarily directed by him - has been nominated for several awards and did very well at the box office, Singer's luck appears to have run out. The X-Men director has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an exposé published by The Atlantic.

Earlier this year USA publication The Atlantic published an extensive report in which four men alleged that Singer had sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers in the late 1990s.

Singer has denied all allegations of abuse, and called The Atlantic's reporting "a homophobic smear piece", claiming it was meant to damage "Bohemian Rhapsody", a major box-office hit and Oscar contender.

Millennium Films CEO Avi Lerner had released a controversial statement earlier, saying, "The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise".

After drawing much ire on the statement, he went on to say, "I don't want to apologise".

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"I think victims should be heard and this allegation should be taken very, very seriously", he said last week.

On Sunday, Malek won the BAFTA award for Best Actor, and is considered the frontrunner for Best Actor at the Oscars later this month, where the movie is also nominated for Best Picture. I just don't agree to judge by the Twitter.

The Atlantic article quoted a man who said he was a 13-year-old extra on the Singer film "Apt Pupil" when the director fondled his genitals without consent.

Millennium announced during the 2017 American Film Market that it was rebooting "Red Sonja" and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior.

"The complaints I receive ask why I don't fire him, and the answer is simple: Bryan hasn't been found guilty of anything in court", he said. Perhaps they could take the Wonder Woman route and hire a woman for the job.

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