In a truly baffling turn of events, THR has announced that Bryan Singer - last seen dodging sexual assault allegations and being forcibly removed from the production of Bohemian Rhapsody after disappearing from the film's set for multiple days at a time - is in talks to helm an adaptation of Red Sonja for Millenium.
Red Sonja, as you may or may not know, is a female warrior originally introduced in Marvel's Conan The Barbarian comic series. Essentially a female Conan, Red Sonja was first brought to the screen back in 1985, in a version which starred Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the years since, another Red Sonja has almost come to pass on several occasions (including a 2008 iteration that would've starred Rose McGowan and been directed by Robert Rodriguez), but Millenium's struggled to get the project off the ground. According to THR, hiring Singer "would put it back on the fast-track".
It almost goes without saying how bizarre this is. For one thing, given the allegations that have long plagued Singer and everything that happened on Bohemian Rhapsody (which, for the record, the filmmaker will receive a director's credit on), why is anyone in a rush to fast-track his next movie? Furthermore, wouldn't this be the perfect project for an up-and-coming female filmmaker (especially if, as THR claims, the goal is to ape the success of WB's Wonder Woman)? Or, hell, even an established female filmmaker? One supposes it's possible that every female director in Hollywood said no to Red Sonja, but one finds that hard to believe.
Anyway, we think this sucks. How 'bout y'all? Sound off in the comments below, and stand by for further Red Sonja updates as they roll in.
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