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Following Decades of Accusations of Sexual Misconduct, Bryan Singer Lands High-Profile New Gig

After years and years of rumors, lawsuits and accusations, and a recent high-profile firing, many believed Bryan Singer was done in Hollywood.

It turns out, that’s probably not the case, not by a long shot.

As reported by THR, the X-Men director is in talks with Millennium Films to secure a payday of $10 million+ for a “female-empowered” remake of Red Sonja.

The previous film version of Red Sonja was a swords and sorcery picture starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It received terrible reviews, Nielsen got a Razzie for Worst New Star, and today it is mainly remembered, if at all, as an unintentional comedy.

In December, Singer was fired from Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for erratic, unprofessional behavior, and replaced with Dexter Fletcher. That same month, he was sued by a man who claims Singer raped him on a boat when he was a minor.

Singer’s legal troubles and accusations of sexual misconduct go back decades, to at least the mid-1990s when the the filmmaker was taken to court for allegedly requiring underage boys to strip naked in a locker room scene on the set of Apt Pupil while their parents were removed.

This isn’t the only recent case of a prominent Hollywood figure accused of sex crimes getting a second chance. In related news, long-“disgraced” filmmaker Roman Polanski just acquired a huge budget to make his next movie, J’Accuse. Also, last month Louis C.K. returned to standup comedy.

What’s next? Harvey Weinstein winning a Best Picture Oscar at the 2020 Academy Awards? Kevin Spacey getting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the 2021 Golden Globes?

What do you make of this? Does this news have you seeing red? Is the #MeToo movement already losing steam? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

 

 

h/t: THR

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wow this site has a lot of right wing trolls on it. Namely “Sleuth08”. Please visit another site. U guys are getting obvious as hell.

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I am guessing that he was fired for his unprofessional "on set" behavior, not for any MeToo allegations. Hence, his being hired to helm another movie is not that surprising. The studiio has probably added all sorts of performance clauses to this contract.

We'll see how this plays out for Singer and over the long run. My prediction is that, if MeToo continues to be wielded to make people like Al Franken (who was an important gay ally) drop out of public office and to remain ineffective in targeting the original grab-em-by-the-XXXX man, I think it will be (unfortunately) very short lived.

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Despite the #metoo movement did give a voice to the true victims of sexual assault, it is now, and for most part, a witch hunt. 

They also lost a lot of steam when one of their founder, Asia Argento, sexually assaulted Jimmy Bennett who was 17 at that time and try to turn in around saying he assaulted her #shame.

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