The Hollywood Reporter reports today that director Bryan Singer was fired from his gig on the upcoming Red Sonja reboot when Millennium Pictures was unable to find a distributor for the movie with Singer’s name attached.
Singer was set to collect $10 million for the picture, and had been very vocally supported by Millennium founder and CEO Avi Lerner… even after The Atlantic reported multiple new cases in which the director allegedly raped underage boys.
‘I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,’ said Lerner, who has himself been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct.
‘The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise’
We shouldn’t be too worried about Singer, though. (*Rolls eyes*). He’s still set to potentially earn $50 million off his hefty back-end deal with Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being fired from the movie and despite those damaging current sexual abuse allegations.
Nothing like failing upwards in Hollywood, huh?