On the heels of an Atlantic piece alleging director Bryan Singer sexually assaulted several underage boys, Millennium Films has announced its decision to keep Singer attached to its remake of Red Sonja.
A statement released to Variety from Millennium chairman and producer Avi Lerner says that the company stands by Singer, mentioning the box office take for Bohemian Rhapsody without mentioning the sexual assaults:
“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.”
In the Atlantic article, four men detailed being molested and groped by Singer, as well as being manipulated into having sex with him during parties at his home attended by high school-aged boys.
Singer was replaced by Dexter Fletcher late in the shooting of Bohemian Rhapsody, which recently won a Golden Globe for best picture, though Singer kept the directing credit. Last year, Singer was removed as an executive producer on FX’s Legion after another spate of sexual misconduct allegations.
Red Sonja is a reboot of a 1985 movie starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. An IMDB page for the film says the plot is being kept under wraps and does not list any actors attached to the project.