Agony Inc 13/02/2019

The remake of fantasy movie Red Sonja has been shelved following underage sex allegations made against its director, Bryan Singer.

The filmmaker signed on to direct the picture in September 2017, which set to be a remake of the 1985 original which starred Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite his firing from Bohemian Rhapsody in December of 2017, Millennium Films reportedly chose to pay damages in the region of $10million in an effort to secure Singer’s involvement in the project.

It would seem, however, that increased pressure following an Atlantic Magazine article has caused the producers to finally fire the director. The article detailed claims by four men of sexual abuse by Singer. He has since denied the claims, calling them nothing but a “homophobic smear.

Nonetheless, the project will now not be going ahead. “The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale,” the studio confirmed to Deadline.

The news comes after the BAFTAs announced last week that they were withdrawing Singer’s nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody.

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