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Bryan Singer to take charge of new Red Sonja blockbuster
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Bryan Singer to take charge of new Red Sonja blockbuster

Bryan Singer will direct a new take on comic book icon Red Sonja. 

Singer, who has been lying low ever since his sudden departure from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, has now signed a lucrative deal to take of the new adaptation for Millennium films. 

The director 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 will still be credited as director. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Singer will work with X-Men: First Class writer Ashley Miller on Red Sonja

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. 

You can check out the 1985 movie here in hmv's online store. 

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