Bryan Singer is Looking to Direct The New Film Adaptation of RED SONJA
Bryan Singer is looking to jump on board the new feature film adaptation of the classic fantasy female warrior character Red Sonja. The news comes from Deadline and this is the first project that Singer has been connected to since he was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody right before he was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
Millennium Films seems to be open to giving the director a second chance since things started falling apart for him. This isn’t the first time Singer’s name has been attached to the film, though. Over a year ago the X-Men director was reportedly already developing the film. So, I guess it looks like things might be back on for him.
Screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller is writing the screenplay for the film. Miller has previously worked on projects such as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the upcoming remake of Big Trouble in Little China.
Red Sonja made her comic debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 back in 1975 from writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. She was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture."
Red Sonja is the greatest swordswoman of the Hyborean Age and more than a match for any man in combat. She has become the archetypal example of the strikingly beautiful warrior woman clad in her iconic bikini-like armor.
Singer is hit or miss for me. He’s made some great films, but he’s also made some really crappy ones. If he really does end up taking on this project, he better not screw it up. I’m a big fan of this character and she deserves a badass film! I’m not sure if Singer is the guy who can deliver that.
It will be interesting to see how people react to this news while the #MeToo movement is still in full swing.