Millennium Films has apparently reached their breaking point, reportedly dropping director Bryan Singer from the upcoming Red Sonja reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported that Millennium’s CEO and founder Avi Lerner released Singer from the film due to an inability to “secure a domestic distributor.”
In the last year, Bryan Singer has found himself surrounded by tons of controversy. Continued allegations of sexual assault have been brought forward and there was recently a big uproar when it was announced that Singer was still staying on as director of Red Sonja.
Red Sonja was believed to have been put on hold due to Singer’s accusations and with the recent news that he’s been released, it’s clear that he became too much of an issue for the project to move forward.
Singer’s association has already proved to be troublesome for other films. Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that Singer directed and released in November of 2018 found success during the awards season but the director’s current situation cast a dark cloud over the film. Rami Malek, who won the Oscar for Best Actor, avoided mentioning Singer in his acceptance speeches. Instead, Malek acknowledged director Dexter Fletcher, who replaced Singer on the film.
Last month Millennium pulled the film from its production slate, even though it was originally planned to begin shooting this year in Bulgaria.
There have been no updates on what might happen to Red Sonja going forward but Talkies Network will continue to keep you updated once new information is released.