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Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits After Recent Misconduct Controversy

To quote a Warner Bros. hit film from 2018, “Another one bites the dust…”

After the recent sexual misconduct controversy that swirled around WB’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara, it appears that the executive is joining the growing list of names of powerful Hollywood figures that have seen their careers take a massive hit in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Read More: Bryan Singer Reportedly Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ After Film’s Producer Struggled To Find Distribution

According to THR, Tsujihara is stepping down as WB CEO after it was revealed that he was involved in an intimate affair with an actress, and attempted to use his power and influence (as the head of one of the biggest studios on the planet) to land her some gigs.

Continue reading Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits After Recent Misconduct Controversy at The Playlist.
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Amber Tamblyn Offers to Direct Red Sonja

Amber Tamblyn Offers to Direct Red Sonja
The Red Sonja remake is in need of a new director and we have a seemingly strong candidate for the gig. Amber Tamblyn, best known for her work in front of the camera in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and 127 Hours, has thrown her hat in the ring. She may not have been on anyone's list to direct a potential big blockbuster comic book adaptation, but she is certainly making a strong case for herself.

This comes not long after it was revealed that Bryan Singer (X-Men) has been removed from the project. He was attached to Red Sonja last year in a rather controversial move by Millenium Films, who put him on the project despite his long history of sexual abuse allegations, and despite the fact that he had been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody for his on-set behavior. Finally, they've decided to part ways with Singer,
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Bryan Singer reportedly fired from Red Sonja remake

Avi Lerner is said to have dropped the director because he was unable to secure a domestic distributor

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from a proposed remake of 80s action film Red Sonja, in the wake of multiple allegations of underage sex.

Red Sonja producer Avi Lerner had signed Singer in September 2018 to direct a new version of the 1985 sword-and-sorcery yarn that starred Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a rumoured $10m (£7.5m) fee for Singer – even though he had been fired from the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in December 2017. However it has now been reported that Lerner has “dropped Singer from the project because he was unable to secure a domestic distributor”.
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Bryan Singer Reportedly Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ After Film’s Producer Struggled To Find Distribution

Scandals are nothing new in Hollywood. However, the recent influx of sexual misconduct and assault stories that have come up, thanks to the #MeToo movement, have wreaked havoc in the film and TV industries. The scandals are so widespread and all-encompassing, that sometimes they even bleed into one another. That seems to be the case with the recent accusations against WB chairman Kevin Tsujihara and the continued drama surrounding “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer.

Continue reading Bryan Singer Reportedly Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ After Film’s Producer Struggled To Find Distribution at The Playlist.
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New Report Indicates Bryan Singer Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ Movie

Last month, we got word that Red Sonja was on hold in the wake of even more sexual misconduct allegations against director Bryan Singer. Now, it looks like Singer is officially off the movie. The news of Singer’s removal came unceremoniously, buried within a much larger story about a completely different topic. Now let us all […]

The post New Report Indicates Bryan Singer Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ Movie appeared first on /Film.
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Brigitte Nielsen on 'Red Sonja' and Hopes for a Female-Directed Remake

Brigitte Nielsen on 'Red Sonja' and Hopes for a Female-Directed Remake
To her fans, Danish model turned actress Brigitte Nielsen is still a Viking queen.

Nielsen was introduced to audiences as the revenge-driven title character in Red Sonja, the 1985 swords-and-sorcery comic-book adaptation. She’s also known for playing Ludmilla Drago, a bloodthirsty Soviet athlete and trophy wife, in Rocky IV and Creed II. Nielsen’s real-life romantic life (she was married to Sylvester Stallone from 1985 to 1987) has made her the target of ugly, often misogynistic criticism. But at 55, Nielsen’s a new mother again, and she's eager to continue throwing punches…but only when necessary.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke ...
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Comic Book Preview – Red Sonja #2

Dynamite Entertainment releases Red Sonja #2 this Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

The She-devil With A Sword Is Queen Of Hyrkania! Long May She Reign!

Dragan The Magnificent marches his massive Zamoran army to do battle with Sonja’s puny Hyrkanianforces. Any other monarch would retreat in cowardly fear. But Sonja will rely on the lessons she learned at The Court Of The Khitai, and empty her nephew Kryon’s Brothers Of Misfortune…

The epic ongoing continues, by Mark Russell and Mirko Colak (Conan).

Red Sonja #2 is out on March 6th, priced $3.99.

The post Comic Book Preview – Red Sonja #2 appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Ian McKellen Blames Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer’s Abuse Accusations on Them Being ‘in the Closet’

Ian McKellen Blames Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer’s Abuse Accusations on Them Being ‘in the Closet’
When asked about the state of the #MeToo movement, Ian McKellen said he thought the sexual misconduct that Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer are accused of stemmed from them being “in the closet.”

“Most of them were in the closet. Hence, all their problems as people and their relationship with other people,” the British actor, who publicly came out in 1988, said on the QueerAF podcast. “If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.”

McKellen also wondered if any misconduct accusations might one day surface about him.

Also Read: Ian McKellen Searched for His 'Inner P-ssy' - to Prep for 'Cats' Movie Musical (Video)

“Well frankly, I’m waiting for someone to accuse me of something, and me wondering whether they’re not telling the truth and me having forgotten,
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X-Men Star Sir Ian McKellen Weighs In On The Bryan Singer Allegations

As you’ll no doubt know, director Bryan Singer has been faced with a slew of sexual misconduct allegations over the last few months, leading to the reputation of his Oscar-nominated movie Bohemian Rhapsody taking a hit. For superhero fans, though, Singer’s best known for helming four of Fox’s X-Men films. Namely, 2000’s X-Men, 2002’s X2, 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

Someone who’s worked with the disgraced filmmaker many times in the past, then, is Sir Ian McKellen, who Singer originally cast as Erik Lensherr Aka Magneto. While speaking with National Student Pride, the British actor and long-term gay rights activist was asked for his thoughts on the recent scandals involving Singer and Kevin Spacey. The star didn’t attempt to defend his former collaborators and instead pondered the psychological reasons for their actions, saying:

“With the couple of names you’ve mentioned,
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Bryan Singer-Fronted ‘Red Sonja’ Movie Mercifully Shelved Amid Allegations of Director’s Sexual Misconduct

One thing that I’ve noticed while looking back on the best movies of the 90s, so very, very many of them are made by who we now recognize as a lot of very, very gross people. The decade saw the rise of Miramax and, by extension, Harvey Weinstein. It saw the proliferation of Kevin Spacey as a major, A-list actor. It saw the rise of Bryan Singer as the mainstream director who would eventually oversee the birth of the X-Men movies and leave an indelible mark on one of this century’s most prominent blockbuster franchises. The sad fact of the

Bryan Singer-Fronted ‘Red Sonja’ Movie Mercifully Shelved Amid Allegations of Director’s Sexual Misconduct
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Weinstein Doc Director Questions If Hollywood Has Changed in Light of Bryan Singer Allegations

  • Variety
Weinstein Doc Director Questions If Hollywood Has Changed in Light of Bryan Singer Allegations
Even after new allegations surfaced earlier this week against Bryan Singer — who has repeatedly denied all accusations throughout the years — news broke that the director would keep his job helming the upcoming film “Red Sonja,” despite swift backlash from the reports of sexual misconduct.

Singer called the accusations, first published in the Atlantic, “a homophobic smear piece.” The bombshell report hit the day after Singer’s film “Bohemian Rhapsody” was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture.

For the past two decades, Singer has dodged disturbing rumors and lawsuits, all while producing blockbuster hits. Like Singer, Harvey Weinstein continuously denied all allegations of sexual misconduct throughout his career, and continues to do so, even after his alleged behavior of rape and assault against numerous women galvanized the #MeToo movement and ousted him from Hollywood.

Weinstein’s story will unfold on screen in “Untouchable,” a new documentary debuting at the
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For Some Reason, Millennium Films Thinks Bryan Singer Should Still Direct Red Sonja

  • Cinelinx
Despite having a handful of Additional sexual assault allegations levied against him, Millennium Films has decided to stick with Bryan Singer as the director of the new Red Sonja movie...

Bryan Singer is no stranger to controversy, and allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior with minors have been around for several years now. Earlier this week, The Atlantic posted a lengthy report (that had originally been planned for Esquire and in the works for a year) in which four accusers had the chance to speak out about their encounters with Bryan Singer. For many, this isn't a surprise, and one would hope it could lead to Singer finally getting some sort of charges...

And yet, he won't even be fired from his next directing gig. Back in September Millennium Films revealed they'd brought on Bryan Singer to direct their upcoming reboot of Red Sonja. Even then, people weren't thrilled,
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Bohemian Rhapsody Loses GLAAD Awards Nomination Over Bryan Singer Allegations

Bohemian Rhapsody Loses GLAAD Awards Nomination Over Bryan Singer Allegations
Bohemian Rhapsody has been removed from the GLAAD Media Awards due to the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer. Four men came forward this week with new reports of sexual misconduct against the director dating back to the late 1990s when they were all under the age of 18 and Singer was in his 30s. As is the case with the several other allegations against Singer, he vehemently denies that they ever happened. However, GLAAD argues that the allegations "cannot be ignored."

GLAAD pulled Bohemian Rhapsody from their nominations, taking a stand with those accusing Bryan Singer of inappropriate behavior. The group had the Queen biopic up for Outstanding Film before they decided to remove it all together, which has been met with positivity on social media. The news comes after the movie was nominated for an Academy Award. GLAAD released a statement, which you can read below.

"In light of
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‘Red Sonja’ Producer Stands By Bryan Singer And Calls Recent Report “Agenda Driven Fake News”

Earlier this week, a report from the Atlantic was released that revealed four more men coming forward with allegations that filmmaker Bryan Singer had sex with them or sexually assaulted them while they were underage. Many assumed that this might be the final nail in the coffin for Singer, who has been hit with similar accusations in the past, and has had a well-documented series of erratic behavior on set that led to his dismissal from “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Well, not so much.

Continue reading ‘Red Sonja’ Producer Stands By Bryan Singer And Calls Recent Report “Agenda Driven Fake News” at The Playlist.
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Bryan Singer Will Still Direct ‘Red Sonja’ Despite New Allegations

Bryan Singer Will Still Direct ‘Red Sonja’ Despite New Allegations
Bryan Singer will keep his $10 million dollar “Red Sonja” directing gig with Millennium Films despite a recent resurgence of sexual misconduct allegations. A statement from producer Avi Lerner responded to a recent Atlantic exposé alleging years of abuse of underage boys at the hands of the director, including accounts from two previously unreported victims. Four men told The Atlantic that Singer was explicitly sexual with them in the 1990s.

“I continue to be in development for Reed Sojna,” Lerner wrote, misspelling the movie’s title. “And Bryan Singer continues to be attached.” The statement comes on the heels of another announcement, this time by Lgbt media watchdog group GLAAD, which took Singer’s film “Bohemian Rhapsody” out of the running for its annual awards following the Atlantic piece.

Lerner, for his part, revealed in thinly veiled language that he is solely motivated by money.

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed,
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Bryan Singer Is Still Directing Red Sonja Despite Latest Sexual Assault Allegations

Millennium Films has decided that they will continue to work on Red Sonja with Bryan Singer. Just this week, the director had four more men come forward with allegations of sexual assault that occurred in the late 1990s when they were all minors. Singer denies these allegations, along with the several other allegations against him dating back to 1997. Singer was famously fired from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody with only weeks left to go and retained his directing credit despite alleged erratic behavior.

Red Sonja producer Avi Lerner stood up for Bryan Singer in a recently released statement. When it comes down to it, the blockbuster success of Bohemian Rhapsody had a lot to do with the decision. Many people in the entertainment industry have been removed from projects for far less, but Singer seems to be doing okay. Lerner had this to say.

"I continue to be in development
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Bryan Singer to remain director of Red Sonja despite new allegations

  • JoBlo
Millennium Films signed Bryan Singer (Bohemian Rhapsody) on to direct their reboot of Red Sonja last year, but after the recent exposé from The Atlantic (which was originally slated for Esquire) launched fresh allegations of sexual misconduct against the director, it was unknown whether or not Millennium Films would still be moving ahead with Singer, until now. In a statement,…
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Bryan Singer Keeping Directing Gig on 'Red Sonja' Remake

  • TMZ
Bryan Singer Keeping Directing Gig on 'Red Sonja' Remake
Bryan Singer will Not be removed from his directing role on the remake of "Red Sonja" -- despite a bombshell report that details pedophilia allegations against him. Avi Lerner of Millennium Media -- a producer for the upcoming film -- released a statement Thursday in support of Singer in the wake of the Atlantic article, in which 4 men claimed Singer had either molested or raped them as minors. Lerner says, "I continue to be in
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Bryan Singer Will Keep ‘Red Sonja’ Directing Gig Despite New Accusations

  • Variety
Millennium Films has confirmed that Bryan Singer remains attached to direct the upcoming “Red Sonja” despite new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him.

Variety on Thursday obtained a statement from Millennium Chairman and producer Avi Lerner that brushed off a report in the Atlantic in which the “Bohemian Rhapsody” director is accused of inappropriate groping and sexual relationships with four young men.

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen,” Lerner said. “I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise.”

The Atlantic article 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
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Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Bryan Singer will keep is job as director of Millennium Films’ upcoming reboot of “Red Sonja,” despite new accusations by four men who say Singer had sex with them when they were still underage.

“I continue to be in development for Red Sojna [sic] and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” producer Avi Lerner told TheWrap in a statement.

“The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven guilty,” Lerner went on to say.

In 2017, Millennium Films was sued by an anonymous former employee who accused the company of fostering a “discriminatory, harassing and misogynistic work environment.” According to Los Angeles Superior Court records, a notice of settlement was filed in August by the plaintiff,
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