It seems that supporting an accused pedophile is not exactly a good business strategy. People have talked a lot about the Millennium Films adaptation of the Red Sonja comic book in recent weeks. Bryan Singer was hired to direct the film despite the fact that allegations of sexual assault with minors have been around Hollywood for years. Singer getting this work combined with the fact that Bohemian Raspody receiving buzz of prizes meant that the story was once again on the front page. Atlantic has posted an exposure on Singer and the charges against him and people have immediately started asking Millennium Films to take him out of the Red Sonja project. However, the CEO Avi Lerner supported the decision to hire Singer despite strong protests from fans and insiders.
It seems that it was not the best idea. According to Deadline, the project has been put on hold for now.
After the film was presented last year at the American Film Market, the prolific American mini-studio told us, "the project is not currently underway and is not for sale at the 39; EFM Berlin. "
This does not mean that Singer is out of the project or is not happening. Despite the accusations, Singer has always had a certain draw at the box office and every prize won by Bohemian Raspody seems to show that you can attack these charges against you, even in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp , but if your film earns money and can still win prizes.
In terms of business, this is the smartest move that Millennium Films could do. There were calls to immediately boycott the project while the insiders wondered which actress wanted to sign such a controversial production.
Singer denied the accusations made against him.
(Last updated 11 February 2019 12:04 pm )