This past year hasn’t been great for Bryan Singer. Very recently, he was ousted from his role as director for the upcoming film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy back in 2003.
With him having already stepped away from the X-Men franchise in favor of longtime writer Simon Kinberg taking the helm, it seemed like his time in the big budget film space was effectively over. However, that assumption looks to be completely wrong.
According to THR, none of that bad PR has stuck, and the director is now in talks to take the reins of the adaptation of the 1970s comic book character, Red Sonja. Millennium is producing and financing a new version of the character, and the outlet states that they are hoping to capitalize on the audience that came out for Wonder Woman and create a whole new franchise (though if they wanted to actually follow in the footsteps of that film, maybe they should hire a female director…).
Of course, this isn’t the first time Hollywood has tried to adapt the character for the big screen. Back in 2008, Robert Rodriguez tried to do the same thing, with Rose McGowan taking on the title role. Hell, I even had one of those shirts for the film that they handed out during San Diego Comic-Con that year!
Given that Singer has faced accusations in the past, Millennium seems to either be going all in on the stance that he didn’t commit those crimes all those years ago, or they simply don’t care. At this stage, one outsider is stating that none of the allegations against him seem to have merit, so this could be the first step in Singer rehabilitating his image.
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