Millennium Films has issued a statement confirming that they’re standing behind filmmaker Bryan Singer in the wake of The Atlantic publishing its expose about the “X-Men” and “Usual Suspects” director who has been accused by four men of having sex with them whilst under the age of consent.
Singer has been attached to direct a reboot of the fantasy epic “Red Sonja” for the company for a while now, and is expected to collect a paycheck of up to $10 million for the gig. Producer Avi Lerner issued the following statement:
“I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached. The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise.”
According to Heat Vision, Millennium has been inundated with calls and emails over the past day calling Millennium complicit if it continued to work with Singer, but Lerner is staying the course. Filming on the project is expected to begin in Bulgaria in the spring.
The Atlantic article was originally planned for the Hearst-owned Esquire magazine but was killed just before publication, leading it to be published where it was. Singer is now being handled by crisis PR guru Howard Bragman.