Bryan Singer In Talks To Direct ‘Red Sonja’ Despite Multiple Sexual Assault Allegations
Director Bryan Singer seems to be one of the very few Hollywood to skirt any repercussions during the #MeToo Movement. The director has been accused by multiple victims that alleged Singer sexually assaulted them (some of them minors at the time).
However, Bryan seems to be unhurt by the claims professionally and is still getting high-profile studio gigs.
THR now reports that Millennium Films is fine with these allegations and are in talks with him to direct their Red Sonja remake.
In December, he was sued by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who accused the director of raping him when he was a 17-year-old boy in 2003. It wasn’t the first time that Singer had faced such an accusation.
The X-Men: Apocalypse helmer, who has battled bad PR, lawsuits and continued scrutiny in the post-#MeToo era — none of which seems to have stuck — would take the reins on a big-screen adaptation of the 1970s sword and sorcery Conan the Barbarian comic book spinoff. Ashley Miller, who wrote X-Men: First Class (which Singer produced), is writing the screenplay.
Last year, Millennium Films head Avi Lerner was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former employee. It’s possible that the studio could be seen as a safe space for filmmakers being accused of sexual misconduct and assault as Lerner is one of them.
Millennium doesn’t seem to be the only studio ignoring his accusers and continuing to work with him as there is word 20th Century Fox is still in the Singer business.
Despite his removal on Bohemian Rhapsody, which many assumed was due to his newest allegations of sexual assault. It looks like he’s still very much involved with the film as he’s working on the edit and will receive directing credit on the Queen bio-pic.
But Singer wound up overseeing the editing of Bohemian Rhapsody and is poised to receive full directing credit.