In spite of his firing before the wrapping of production, filmmaker Bryan Singer is reportedly likely to earn a final payday of over $40 million for the Queen movie biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” which has grossed over $817 million worldwide to date along with being a surprising awards season player.
Singer remains the film’s credited director and his deal reportedly includes a strong backend provision. Fox is said to be exploring its legal options in terms of its financial obligations to Singer. Singer in recent weeks has found himself back in the spotlight for alleged sexual misconduct and rape following an expose in The Atlantic.
In the wake of that article, producer Avi Lerner sent out a letter offering a defense of the filmmaker who is next slated to helm the “Red Sonja” movie for Lerner’s company. Speaking with THR this week, Lerner says that the statement came out wrong – but he is not backing down from supporting Singer:
“I don’t want to apologize. I just want to clarify [the statement]. I think victims should be heard and this allegation should be taken very, very seriously. I just don’t agree to judge by the Twitter. I want [the accused] to be judged by the court.”
No release date has currently been set for the new “Red Sonja”.
Source: Heat Vision