A few weeks back came word that filmmaker Bryan Singer is reportedly in talks to direct the new film adaptation of classic comic “Red Sonja” for Millennium Films.
The news raised many eyebrows considering Singer was effectively thrown off “Bohemian Rhapsody” by studio 20th Century Fox after disappearing in the midst of production, and at the same time he was dealing with allegations of sexual assault.
In the current very risk-averse climate, studios aren’t keen on working with helmers with even a hint of scandal so it didn’t seem likely that Singer would become attached to direct another project anytime soon until the “Red Sonja” news hit.
Today, THR has added to the report saying that Singer is negotiating for a major payday of up to $10 million to direct the film about the flame-haired female warrior character created by “Conan the Barbarian” author Robert E. Howard and comic writer Roy Thomas.
“X-Men: First Class” scribe Ashley Edward Miller is penning the script for the project which Avi Lerner, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Luke Lieberman will produce.