Bryan Singer to direct Red Sonja

Bryan Singer to direct Red Sonja

Bryan Singer is reportedly in talks to direct an adaptation of ‘Red Sonja’.
The 53-year-old director – who helmed ‘The X-Men’ franchise – has reportedly been offered a big-money deal by Millennium to take over the reins of the big screen adaptation of the 1970s ‘Conan the Barbarian’ comic book spinoff.
According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, the independent film firm has slapped down a huge sum to secure Singer for director as they want to get the movie started as it has been in the works since 2008 when Robert Rodriguez teamed with his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan for the project before pulling out.
Millennium is financing and producing the new version of ‘Red Sonja’, while Ashley Miller – who wrote ‘X-Men: First Class’ – is penning the screenplay.
‘Red Sonja’ will be the first film Singer has worked on since he was fired by Fox after not showing up for work on the set of its Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
He was also dropped by his agency WME and has been relying on his lawyer David Feldman to help him bag the best deal when it comes to ‘Red Sonja’.
Singer has kept a relatively low profile since last year when he was accused of raping Cesar Sanchez-Guzman when he was a 17-year-old boy when the Me Too movement was set up following the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations.
The producer-and-writer denied all the allegations against him but decided to remove himself from the public eye while the investigation was ongoing.
This wasn’t the first time he found himself caught up in a sex abuse scandal though as he also faced similar accusations back in 2014 from multiple men.
He denied all of the allegations as soon as they came out.