When Bryan Singer was replaced as director of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody late in production last year, it seemed like there was a storm on the horizon and that Singer would likely be the next Hollywood personality to have his career halted as a result of sexual assault allegations. However, although there was a new lawsuit filed against him at the time, it does not seem to have affected his career. Singer is refusing to back away from the spotlight and it appears that he is still continuing to find work… at least for now. We are hearing that Millennium Films is currently eyeing Singer to direct Red Sonja, their upcoming relaunch of the Robert E. Howard character that has been in development for over a decade now. Hit the jump for more details.
According to THR, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Red Sonja for Millennium. It was being reported back in 2016 that he was developing an R-rated TV series based on Red Sonja, but it would appear that plans have changed and they are now bringing the character to the big screen in an effort to “start a franchise and capture the audience that turned out for Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman.” The script for the project is being written by Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor).
Millennium is said to be willing to pay Singer well for the gig and he is certainly a higher profile director than they are used to working with. Back in the late 2000s, Robert Rodriguez was attached to direct the movie with Rose McGowan in the lead role, but it never came to fruition. Brigitte Nielsen previously played Red Sonja back in the 1985 film of the same name that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger unofficially reprising his role as Conan the Barbarian. Are you interested in a Red Sonja reboot?