News - February 12, 2019

Bryan Singer's new take on Red Sonja put on hold
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Bryan Singer's new take on Red Sonja put on hold

The new big-budget adaptation of Red Sonja has been put on hold. 

The film was due to be directed by Bryan Singer, but, after a string of allegations about alleged past misconducts from the director were made public, it has now been paused. 

According to Deadline, the film had been due to be on the market for distributors at European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival, but will now not be going for sale. 

Singer, who has not been removed from the project as yet, has been lying low ever since his sudden departure from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

He had signed a lucrative deal to take of the new adaptation of Red Sonja for Millennium films. 

This decision is the latest to affect the director's career and comes after he was stripped of his BAFTA nomination for his work on Bohemian Rhapsody. 

Singer didn't actually complete Bohemian Rhapsody. He was fired from the Queen biopic after he was found to be absent from the production on multiple occasions and clashed with the cast and crew. 

Eddie The Eagle's Dexter Fletcher took over during production and has finished the film, though Singer was still credited as director. 

Red Sonja began life as a spin-off from Conan The Barbarian. Her origins begin as a 17-year-old when a group of mercenaries kills her family, burns down their house and assaults her. 

Answering her cry for revenge, the red goddess Scáthach appears to her, and gives her incredible fighting skills, on the condition that she never lie with a man unless he defeats her in fair combat.

It was previously made for the big screen in 1985 movie with Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger and was due to be rebooted with Robert Rodriguez directing and Rose McGowan starring, but that iteration never came to fruition. 

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