Skip to comments.Bryan Singer Will Keep ‘Red Sonja’ Directing Gig Despite New Accusations
Posted on 01/24/2019 8:02:57 PM PST by EdnaMode
Millennium Films has confirmed that Bryan Singer remains attached to direct the upcoming Red Sonja despite new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him.
Variety on Thursday obtained a statement from Millennium Chairman and producer Avi Lerner that brushed off a report in the Atlantic in which the Bohemian Rhapsody director is accused of inappropriate groping and sexual relationships with four young men.
The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen, Lerner said. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise.
The Atlantic article quoted a man who said he was a 13-year-old extra on the Singer film Apt Pupil when the director fondled his genitals without consent. One unidentified accuser alleged they had sex with Singer when they were under 18.
Singer has consistently denied misconduct, and called the Atlantic story a homophobic smear piece and asserted that it rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits. The story was published on Wednesday, a day after Bohemian Rhapsody received five Academy Award nominations including best picture for producer Graham King and actor for Rami Malek.
Bryan Singer Hit With Fresh Allegations of Sex With Underage Boys Also on Thursday, Variety learned that Bohemian Rhapsody would lose its GLAAD Award nomination over the new accusations against Singer.
Millennium signed Singer to Red Sonja in September after Singer received the directing credit for Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being replaced by Dexter Fletcher during the latter stages of the shoot in late 2017. Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Singer from the project after repeated absences from the set had forced the studio to halt production.
Singers other directing credits include The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, X-Men, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse. He was also dropped as an executive producer on FXs Legion last year in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Millennium announced during the 2017 American Film Market that it was rebooting Red Sonja and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior. The film has not yet been cast. The 1985 film Red Sonja starred Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The character was introduced in 1934 in Robert E. Howards story The Legend of the Vulture.
Lerner is widely recognized as a maverick in the movie business who has been able to find financing through Millennium for the Expendables franchise, The Hitmans Bodyguard, and London Has Fallen. Millennium, however, was hit with a lawsuit in 2017, alleging that the company fostered an environment that was demeaning to actresses and female employees. Singer was dropped by his agency, WME, last year.
Hollyweird loves faggotism
Its not disputable
Most of the men there rape young boys
Only the stupid get accused or caught. Many years later
LA is one of the upper levels of HELL
daughter just moved from there up here to NORCAL where people are sane and nice
13-year-old is a young MAN now?
Sure he was molesting underage boys, but his box office was huge!
Faggots can get away with anything in this country today.
That’s the plan, it appears.
Just when it seems like R Kelly might finally be held to account for his victimization of underage girls over the years, along comes a reminder in Singer of the fact that Hollywood and the entertainment industry are full of sexual predators who specialize in abusing underage teenagers and get away with it.
No kidding. I also heard he smiled at someone once....thats a death punishment crime (according to liberals).
Exactly. That virtue signalling is cover for their most cherished underground class.
Didn’t Robert Rodriguez ‘promise’ his mistress, er ‘girlfriend’ Rose McGowan the title role?
The crew should walk off.
This guy has been bad news for years. But...he makes money. And in that business, that is all that matters.
Only surprise is if the 13-year-old isn't a young TRAN by now.
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but didn’t Bryan Singer get fired from production of Bohemian Rhapsody BEFORE the film had finished development? I don’t think he should really be credited for the success of the film when he was fired before it was completed.
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