After years and years of rumors, lawsuits and accusations, and a recent high-profile firing, many believed Bryan Singer was done in Hollywood.
It turns out, that’s probably not the case, not by a long shot.
As reported by THR, the X-Men director is in talks with Millennium Films to secure a payday of $10 million+ for a “female-empowered” remake of Red Sonja.
The previous film version of Red Sonja was a swords and sorcery picture starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It received terrible reviews, Nielsen got a Razzie for Worst New Star, and today it is mainly remembered, if at all, as an unintentional comedy.
In December, Singer was fired from Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for erratic, unprofessional behavior, and replaced with Dexter Fletcher. That same month, he was sued by a man who claims Singer raped him on a boat when he was a minor.
Singer’s legal troubles and accusations of sexual misconduct go back decades, to at least the mid-1990s when the the filmmaker was taken to court for allegedly requiring underage boys to strip naked in a locker room scene on the set of Apt Pupil while their parents were removed.
This isn’t the only recent case of a prominent Hollywood figure accused of sex crimes getting a second chance. In related news, long-“disgraced” filmmaker Roman Polanski just acquired a huge budget to make his next movie, J’Accuse. Also, last month Louis C.K. returned to standup comedy.
What’s next? Harvey Weinstein winning a Best Picture Oscar at the 2020 Academy Awards? Kevin Spacey getting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the 2021 Golden Globes?
What do you make of this? Does this news have you seeing red? Is the #MeToo movement already losing steam? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.