Bryan Singer’s ‘Red Sonja’ shelved amid allegations of sexual assault
A spokeswoman for Avi Lerner’s studio said, “The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin,” reported Variety.
Millennium had been planning to shoot ‘Red Sonja’ in Bulgaria this year, but has dropped plans to do so, she added.
The development comes two weeks after Lerner, Millennium chairman, brushed off a report in the Atlantic in which the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ director was accused of inappropriate groping and sexual relationships with four young men.
The Atlantic article had quoted a man who said he was a 13-year-old extra on the Singer film ‘Apt Pupil’ when the director fondled his genitals without consent. One unidentified accuser alleged they had sex with Singer when they were under 18.
Singer, on his part, has consistently denied misconduct and called the story a “a homophobic smear piece”.
Millennium signed Singer to ‘Red Sonja’ in September after Singer received the directing credit for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ despite being replaced by Dexter Fletcher during the later stages of the shoot in late 2017.