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Bryan Singer in talks to direct Red Sonja movie

Having been fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody by 20th Century Fox this past December, it looks like Bryan Singer may be nearing a return to the director’s chair for the long-gestating Red Sonja reboot.

According to THR, Singer is in talks with Millennium to direct the film, which has been scripted by X-Men: First Class writer Ashley Miller and is being viewed as a potential franchise which Millennium hopes can capture the same audience as Wonder Woman.

Singer has been plagued by sexual misconduct allegations and lawsuits over the past few years, and according to THR’s sources, Red Sonja “is seen as a step toward rehabilitating the director’s image.” Should he sign on, it is expected that the project will be fast-tracked into production.

Red Sonja is loosely based on Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogantino, and debuted in the
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Long-Delayed Red Sonja Movie Wants Controversial Director Bryan Singer

Long-Delayed Red Sonja Movie Wants Controversial Director Bryan Singer
X-Men director Bryan Singer is in talks to helm the long-gestating Red Sonja remake for Millennium Films. The project has been gestating for a decade and now it looks like Singer coming on board could put it on the fast track to production. At one point, Robert Rodriguez was attached to direct with Rose McGowan set to star. This is a decision that will surely prove to be a controversial one, given the nature of the material, when coupled with the filmmaker's past.

According to a new report, Bryan Singer is currently in negotiations for Red Sonja, but he hasn't signed on the dotted line just yet. The filmmaker will reportedly be paid top dollar for his services, should the deal get done. Ashley Miller, who penned the screenplay for X-Men: First Class, which Singer produced, is penning the adaptation of the Conan the Barbarian comic book spin-off. The hope from Millennium,
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Bryan Singer to Direct ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Spinoff ‘Red Sonja’ for Millennium

Bryan Singer to Direct ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Spinoff ‘Red Sonja’ for Millennium
Embattled producer and filmmaker Bryan Singer will get another shot in Hollywood as the director of another comic book adaptation, “Red Sonja.”

Singer, who was fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Fox, is in talks to direct “Red Sonja” for Millennium. The Hollywood Reporter first had the news.

Millennium’s Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta are producing, and Ashley Miller (“X-Men: First Class”) is expected to pen the screenplay.

Also Read: Bryan Singer Steps Down as FX's 'Legion' Executive Producer After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Representatives for Millennium did not respond to TheWrap’s multiple requests for comment. Nor did Singer’s attorney and publicist.

A Red Sonja film has been in the works at Millennium for more than a decade. Red Sonja is a sword-and-sorcery comic-book heroine from “Conan the Barbarian.” She was created in 1973 created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Smith for Marvel Comics.

The
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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
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Marie Severin, Spider-Woman Co-Creator and Marvel Comics Pioneer, Dies at 89

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Longtime Marvel Comics artist Marie Severin has died at the age of 89.

Severin’s passing comes after the artist suffered a stroke and was moved to hospice care earlier this week. The news was announced on Facebook by her friend and former Marvel colleague Irene Vartanoff.

“I’m very sorry to report that Marie Severin, the funniest and nicest woman in the comic book biz ever, is no more,” Vartanoff wrote. “Here’s a pic from happier days only a few years ago. I would have cropped myself out of this photo, but notice where Marie’s left hand is. Incorrigible! Love you, Marie.”

Also Read: Stan Lee Granted Restraining Order Against Former Caregiver

Severin began as an artist at EC Comics, working as a colorist alongside her older brother James in the late 1940s. She later transitioned to Marvel Comics with the “Strange Tales” anthology series, where she would
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Movie Review – Apocalypse Rising (2018)

Apocalypse Rising, 2018

Directed by Richard Lowry

Starring Shane Samples, Hunter Parker, Johanna Rae, Dennis Marin, Justin LeBrun.

Synopsis:

Mia is an extrasensory teenage girl living on the planet Rathe, a world besieged by the undead. After a violent last stand, Mia and her warrior friends escape their world in a spacecraft.

From just the opening credits alone, you know Apocalypse Rising is a throwback to an era of film and TV that isn’t around anymore. This film plays like Xena: Warrior Princess for a modern audience, and that’s what makes this such a fun viewing. Major credit should go to director Richard Lowry for finding a balance in-between the campiness that is so easy to fall into and turning this into another boring apocalyptic adventure movie. Capturing that perfect blend of styles is what made this film such a smooth viewing and something I recommend to most viewers!
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Marvel announces Conan the Barbarian creative team

Conan the Barbarian is set to make his triumphant return to Marvel this January, and the publisher has announced today that superstar writer Jason Aaron will helm the new tales of the sword-slashing hero, bringing him to life alongside artist Mahmud Asrar, cover artist Esad Ribic and colorist Matt Wilson.

See Also: Marvel announces the Conan Chronicles Epic Collection

“I’ve literally been preparing for this job since I was 13 and discovered my first Robert E. Howard Conan paperback in a used bookstore in my little hometown of Jasper, Alabama,” said Aaron. “I devoured every Howard book I could find after that, and I’ve been making up Conan stories in my head ever since. Now I finally get to do that for real, alongside the amazing Mahmud Asrar. So this opportunity means an awful lot to me, and I’m cherishing every blood-splattered, spider-haunted second of it.”

“Growing up,
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Jeffrey Vincent Parise Shares a Backstage Peek at His Mysterious New Film

It’s amazing what a makeover can do! General Hospital’s former Carlos, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, got a shave and a haircut for a new role and he’s almost unrecognizable! “When two-time Academy Award nominated director Roland Joffé asks you to shave and cut your hair for a role, you shave and cut your hair for the role,” the actor posted. “Working with this legend is another dream come true.” When 2 time academy award nominated director Roland Joffé asks you to shave and cut your hair for a role, you shave and cut your hair for the role. Working with this legend is another dream come true. ✨
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Pacific Rim Uprising Director Steven DeKnight Has Met With Sony about a R-Rated God Of War Movie

It looks like Sony may getting ready to move forward with their big screen adaptation of the hit video game God of War as they've been talking to at least one director. And apparently, there's a chance it will be rated R!

Pacific Rim Uprising director and Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight wants to direct the film and he wants to do right. He's the one that has talked to Sony about it. During a recent interview with Cb, the filmmaker talked about what he would want to do with the film adaptation if he got to direct it and who he would cast in the role of Kratos:

"I would love to see it. Somebody had asked me about video games and I've always been a fan of God of War. I think the latest game was just so beautiful and phenomenal. I would love to tackle God of War
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When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth: The Summer of Cinema 1993 – 25 Years Later

The summer of 1993 felt like a high stakes cinematic card trick. A full deck of superstars was roughly shuffled so that by summer’s end, some kings ended up as jokers and many a knave turned over a sweet ace. Bluffs were called, some royal flushes turned up out of nowhere, and in the end the whole table was kicked over by a T-Rex, sending all the chips flying.

This week we will once again see a merry band of naive, edible human beings sharing the screen with monstrous dinosaurs as Jurassic World returns with Fallen Kingdom. Perhaps we’re used to it by now, but back in 1993, the last time man and dinosaur had teamed up to any noticeable effect was probably The Valley of the Gwangi. The seismic leap forward in special effects since then meant that the release of Jurassic Park was a genuine movie event, much
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Amazon Has Committed To Five Seasons of The Lord Of The Rings Series and it Will Cost Them $1 Billion to Produce

Some new information regarding Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series has come to light thanks to THR. As you know, Amazon Studio paid $250 million for the right s to J.R.R. Tolkien's novels and it looks like it will be one of the most expansive series ever. Amazon has committed to a five-season run and when all is said and done, it is expected to cost over $1 billion.

Greenberg Glusker attorney Matt Galsor, who served as the chief architect of the deal and repped the Tolkien estate, talked about the deal saying:

"This is the most complicated deal I've ever seen, but it was handled relatively quickly, in a way that brought the parties together in a close relationship. It was tough, but everybody liked each other and felt like a team more as the deal closed."

The report goes on to say that Amazon may use material
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'Red Sonja' Will Finally Return to Life on the Big Screen

Movie audiences have been crying out for strong female characters on the big screen, as demonstrated by the huge popular success of Wonder Woman last year. That bodes well for the prospect of finally seeing the classic comic book hero Red Sonja return to life in theaters everywhere -- especially since a new writer has just been hired! Model turned actress Brigitte Nielsen (top) embodied the character in Red Sonja (1985), which followed in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer as a period adventure. Pulp writer Robert E. Howard created both Conan and Sonja in the 1930s, but while Conan quickly became popular, Sonja did not really burst out on her own until she debuted in the Marvel comic book universe in 1973, thanks to writer Roy...
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Red Sonja Remake Revs Back Up with X-Men: First Class Writer

Millennium Films is making another push to bring a new Red Sonja movie to the big screen, nearly a decade after it first started developing the remake. The production company has enlisted Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) to write the screenplay, although no director is attached at this time. Millennium Films' Avi Lerner is putting this on the fast track to production, after the massive success of Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, which over performed at the box office last summer taking in $412.5 million domestic and $821.8 million worldwide. Here's what Miller had to say in a statement about coming aboard to write Red Sonja.

"It's an exciting opportunity to faithfully adapt the amazing Hyborean world Robert E. Howard created, and inject it with Sonja's intelligence, ferocity, and fearless humanity. I want people to love Sonja the way I love her, and walk out of the theater understanding why she's so popular and enduring.
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The Film Adaptation of Red Sonja Moves Forward with the Writer of Thor and X-men: First Class

After the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Films was excited about moving forward with their feature film adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja. The production company has now hired screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller to write the screenplay. Miller has 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. I've been a fan of this character for years,
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Film News Roundup: S.B. Divya’s Cyborg Racing Story ‘Runtime’ in Development as Movie

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Film News Roundup: S.B. Divya’s Cyborg Racing Story ‘Runtime’ in Development as Movie
In today’s film news roundup, sci-fi thriller “Runtime” is in the works as a movie, “Jurassic World in Concert” gets a premiere date, and Maia Mitchell joins rom-com “The Last Summer.”

Development

S.B. Divya’s sci-fi thriller “Runtime” is being developed as a movie with Escape Artists and John Sacchi attached to produce.

“Runtime,” published in 2016, is the story of the Minerva Challenge, a cybernetic race across the Sierra Nevadas, and how one underprivileged young woman cobbles together enough technology to compete against rivals with corporate sponsors. The key character — Marmeg Guinto — uses parts she found in rich people’s garbage and spent the money her mother wanted her to use for nursing school to enter the race. But the Minerva Challenge is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers, and she’s ready to risk it all.

“Runtime” was
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Amazon is Reportedly Spending $1 Billion on a Sci-Fi Series Called The Three-body Problem

Amazon has got a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline. They've already been delivering great series like Fortitude, Absentia, The Man in High Castle, The Tick, Sneaky Pete and more. They are also producing series for The Lord of the Rings and Conan The Barbarian.

Out of all of these things, it seems like their adaptation of the Chinese sci-fi book series The Three-Body Problem is going to be their most ambitious series yet! According to Financial Times, they are looking to spend $1 billion to develop this single show! That's insane! That will make it one of the most expensive series of all time.

The Three-Body Problem was written by Liu Cixin and published in 2008. It's the first in a series that also includes The Dark Forest and Death's End. These three novels have become known as The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy. Here’s the official synopsis for
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Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works

Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works
Amazon is developing a Conan The Barbarian TV series...

It might finally be time for the Conanaissance to begin in earnest.

Everyone's favourite Cimmerian has been absent from screens since 2011, when Jason Momoa starred in a Conan The Barbarian reboot, which failed to get a new franchise of the ground. You have to go back to 1984, with  Conan The Destroyer, the sadly inferior sequel to John Milius' masterful 1982 film, Conan The Barbarian, for more sword swinging action, and Arnold Schwarzenegger spent the next 30 years or so dropping hints that he'd complete the trilogy with King Conan one day.

Needless to say, King Conan continues to stall, and it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Especially now that Amazon is developing a new series, under the simple title of Conan, which will trace the character's origin from wandering barbarian to king of the realm. Conan has some impressive talent working for it,
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Conan’s Best Marvel Universe Crossovers, Ranked

The surprise announcement on Friday that Conan the Barbarian will return to Marvel Comics in 2019 after a nearly two-decade absence has plenty of fans excited. Considering the publisher’s recent Legacy initiative, it’s a perfect time to begin a new era for an iconic character who enjoyed a 30-year history at Marvel. During that time, more than 650 issues of assorted Conan titles were released.

While Conan’s world is rich, populated by many memorable supporting character, it’s unclear what is included in this new deal. For instance, a Red Sonja series is now published by Dynamite Entertainment, and feature the villainous Kulan Gath, both of whom were introduced in the early 1970s in Marvel’s original Conan the Barbarian.
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Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?

Now that Disney has purchased 21st Century Fox it’s important to take stock of everything that came with it, and Conan the Barbarian is one of those assets. He’s been a part of the McU for a long time now and could potentially be seen to make a return to the cinematic universe. Keep in mind that his world, the same as that in the McU, was far different in his time, but it does follow along the timeline that has been kept and updated continually. His world was essentially created when Atlantis was swallowed by the sea, a natural

Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?
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Dick Tracy will return in 2018

Mike Cecchini Kirsten Howard Dec 13, 2017

A new Dick Tracy series exploring the character's early years is coming next year...

In news that is long, long overdue, Dick Tracy will finally return to the world of comics.

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Archie Comics has acquired the rights to publish a Dick Tracy comic, the first time new adventures of comics' most famous cop have been published in comic book form since Kyle Baker and John Moore's 'True Hearts And Tommy Guns' Trilogy in 1990. The new series comes from co-writers Michael Moreci and Alex Segura, with art by Thomas Pitilli.

"The first arc of the series is going back to square one - as we explore the very early days of Dick Tracy's time in The City, soon after the second World War,
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