Filmmaker Bryan Singer’s public image has been tarnished in recent years, following multiple sexual assault allegations and being fired from Bohemian Rhapsody. Despite this, Singer is trying to make a comeback, and he is lining up his next high-profile project.
Singer is in talks to direct Red Sonja, Millennium’s new movie starring the comic book heroine. The studio intends to pay Singer “top dollar” for the gig and is (unfortunately) unconcerned with the director’s allegations. X-Men: First Class scribe Ashley Miller is writing the script.
Red Sonja was created in the 1970s, as a Conan the Barbarian spinoff. She previously got her own movie in 1985, where she was played by Brigitte Nielsen. A reboot has been in development for years, and this is the latest push towards development.
Singer has a history with comic book adaptations, being one of the main creative forces of the X-Men franchise. He directed the first film, X2, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse, as well as the pilot episode of TV series The Gifted. He has also served as a producer on various other projects.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter