Byran Singer's Red Sonja movie on hold amidst assault allegations

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"Now, it seems like the public pressure against the project has finally become too much for the production to handle, as The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Red Sonja "...is no longer on the company's slate and it is not being shopped at this year's European Film Market in Berlin". Millennium had plans to shoot Red Sonja in Bulgaria this year, but has dropped plans to do so, she added.

Red Sonja, a female empowerment story, would have earned Singer a $10 million pay package. Remarkably, Bohemian Rhapsody grossed $800,000,000 and was nominated for several awards, despite the allegations against Singer. CEO Avi Lerner initially declared that the latest allegations were "agenda driven fake news", and that Singer would remain on board. "In America people are innocent until proven otherwise". One unidentified accuser alleged they had sex with Singer when they were under 18. In a statement issued through Singer's attorney, he claimed this to be a "homophobic smear piece that he said was "conveniently timed" to take advantage of the success of Bohemian Rhapsody".

The film is nominated in five categories including the best picture and best actor nod for Rami Malek. This has led to Mr Singer's suspended nomination.

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It appears as though Millennium Films has finally come to the bold conclusion that having a controversial male director who is plagued with numerous sexual misconduct allegations and lawsuits-not to mention was sacked off his last film for not showing up to work-take the helm of a female-fronted action franchise is, actually, a bad idea.

Millennium announced during the 2017 American Film Market that it was rebooting "Red Sonja" and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior. The film has not yet been cast. The character was introduced in 1934 in Robert E. Howard's story "The Legend of the Vulture". "We take these accusations in all seriousness and we looked into them, but at the moment, from what we gather, they are completely baseless". Now, as per Variety, Millennium Films have put the film on hold indefinitely.

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