Singer Confirms “Excalibur” Is Dead

Bryan Singer’s planned remake of “Excalibur”, John Boorman’s epic 1981 take on the King Arthur legend, looks to be done and dusted.

The “Superman Returns” helmer tells SFX that “Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen. I was really enthused to do it. I’m a fan of John Boorman’s movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack The Giant Killer was completed.”

So why was it abandoned? “The project was with Warner Bros and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated.”

While that project may no longer be, it has allowed Singer to pursue his interest in another film on his development slate – his new take on “Battlestar Galactica” which “I think will be really exciting” he says.