Looks like Millenium Films found a way to not fire director, Bryan Singer (pictured above where his career is headed), and also not have to use him to make their Red Sonja movie: press on the whole the whole damn thing.
Deadline is reporting that the Red Sonja remake has been put on the “back burner.” Controversy has followed Red Sonja since Bryan was chosen to direct the film despite all the sexual assault allegations surrounding him. Just some casual accusations, like getting sued for raping a 17-year old.
Millennium Films gave a statement to Deadline saying: “the project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the EFM in Berlin.” The movie was supposed to start shooting this year in Bulgaria, but the cast has not been set and Bryan has been getting pounded with bad publicity. His last movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been a huge hit despite him, and it shows: as the cast of the film have been distancing themselves and the movie from him.
“I think victims should be heard and this allegation should be taken very, very seriously… I just don’t agree to judge by Twitter. I want [the accused] to be judged by the court.”
Here’s hoping Millennium eventually pulls the trigger and fires Bryan so this remake can get made, and hopefully with Brigitte Nielsen making her triumphant return! And that cast (whoever they end up being) deserves to work in the hot-tourist destination of Bulgaria without having to dodge wayward electrical equipment or handsy directors.